Recently, the internet has been talking about a group of Asian-Americans who created and posted their own McPoster on a blank wall at a McDonald’s store.Through a tweet, Jevh Maravilla, a Filipino-American, shared a photo of him and his friend sitting right next to the poster they put up. Apparently, when Jevh shared the story of the poster, it has already been up for almost 2 months.
Jevh and his friend, Christian, were eating at the fast food when he realized there weren’t any Asian representation on any of their posters. It was after seeing a blank wall when he had a light bulb moment.
Jevh posted a vlog about the entire process of their McPoster on his Youtube account, Jevholution. In his vlog, he showed how they came up with the idea for the poster. They noticed that all of the posters at Mcdonald’s were in casual settings, so, they decided to play as students.
Then, they edited the photo to look very similar to all the other posters. They ordered a large print of their poster at Office Depot. They were also able to thrift shop for a Mcdonald’s shirt for 7 dollars. After that, they only had to wait for the poster to be delivered and they are ready.
Jevh disguised himself as an employee wearing his McDonald’s shirt with a fake ID, walkie-talkie, and a tie. They sneaked the poster in and successfully put it up on what was once a blank wall.
According to The New York Times, Asian-Americans have a set of stereotypes. These include being smart, competent, and hard-working. Further, in the past, Asian-Americans were once perceived as the “marginal members of the human race”. They were denied rights to become naturalized U.S. citizens. For years, people had tried to remove stereotypes from society, one small step at a time.
According to Jevh’s series of tweets, he got his inspiration from Constance Wu and Henry Goulding which stars the most recent film, Crazy Rich Asians (CRA). CRA is a movie that tackled all the different types of Asians that go beyond current stereotypes.
Watch Jevholution’s vlog below: