McDonalds has such iconic branding, and design – which after years of dominating the fast food industry is pretty much a given.
If a McDonalds advert comes up on the telly, you pretty much know what you’re watching within the first 10 seconds. Standard people first in the imagery, with the green decor, plenty of pictures of red fries boxes and of course, Golden Arches.
But one guy thinks that McDonalds needs to definitely update their stock photos in stores, and set himself up on a little mission to prove that there needed to be more diversity in what they were hanging up.
YouTuber and University student, Jevh Maravilla has managed to go and pull quite possibly one of the biggest pranks on the fast-food chain to date, with his tweet depicting the stunt gaining thousands of likes and retweets.
In the post, Maravilla claims that he and a friend came up with the genius idea to hang a poster of themselves on a blank wall at the restaurant — and then revealed that it has been at least 51 days since it was hung and not one member of staff has spotted it yet.
i noticed there was a blank wall at mcdonald’s so i decided to make this fake poster of me and my friend. It’s now been 51 days since i hung it up. pic.twitter.com/5OTf5aR4vm
— JΞVH M (@Jevholution) September 3, 2018
“I noticed there was a blank wall at McDonald’s so I decided to make this fake poster of me and my friend,” he wrote on September 2. “It’s now been 51 days since I hung it up.” Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
He also posted a YouTube video stating the reasoning behind why he put up the rather large picture of himself and his friend, claiming: “If you haven’t noticed, there isn’t a lot of Asians represented in media. And hopefully one day I could see someone like me on the big screen. So one day, my bud Christian and I were eating at McDonald’s, munching on some snack wraps. I look up and I see a blank wall and I tell Christian, ‘Hey, what if we put a picture of us on there? Look around, there are literally no Asians in any of these walls. Maybe we can change that.”
Understandably, the Twitterverse has been left extremely impressed with the modelling attempt, and it has even caught the attention of McDonalds – who has released an official statement regarding the picture.
That is so cool! love it. ❤
— Jo Kate (@jo_kate7) September 5, 2018
OH MY GOODNESS! Hahah! You guys didn’t get any trouble for this?! Like, the fake ID and all the stuff? This was sooo smooth, you guys! Ayos!
— sluggishlyani (@sluggishlyani) September 4, 2018
“We take pride in highlighting diversity in every aspect of our restaurants,” a representative for McDonald’s revealed in a statement to INSIDER. “We applaud these students’ creativity and hope to see them in our restaurants again soon.”
This whole thing is absolutely incredible. Imagine being able to pull something like this off! Fair play, lads.