Representation in the media has been a hot topic for a while now as it should be. These two Filipino-Americans students took the representation conversation to another level when they noticed that there was a lack of Asian representation in their local McDonald’s. So what did they do? They fixed the issue themselves, literally. Jevh Maravilla and Christian Toledo took their own picture, made their own McDonald’s poster, and hung it up in the store.
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
According to Maravilla, almost two months went by without the employees even noticing it was there. He says that him and his friend just wanted to open the corporation’s eyes to making sure everyone was represented. I really like this! Change doesn’t come without someone taking an initiative so definitely props to them!