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University of Houston Student Pranks McDonald’s With Fake Ad Poster Featuring Himself

It’s been on the wall at a Pearland location for more than 51 days

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With a fake advertisement poster featuring himself and a friend, University of Houston student Jevh M. pulled off a pretty legendary prank at a Pearland McDonald’s.

In a YouTube video, Jevh details how exactly a photo of himself and a friend came to hang on the wall at the McDonald’s. After scoring a McDonald’s employee uniform from a thrift store, he created the poster, which features Jevh and a friend eating burgers and fries, and sneakily hung it in the restaurant while wearing the uniform. In a September 2 tweet, Jevh says that the poster has been hanging there for upwards of 50 days. That tweet’s since racked up more than 228,000 retweets and counting.

Beyond the hilarity of the prank, Jevh says that his poster was also an attempt to bring more racial diversity to the advertisements hanging on the walls of the McDonald’s. “Look around, there are literally no Asians on any of these walls,” he says in the video. “Maybe we could change that.” When reached for comment, a McDonald’s spokesperson told Eater that the poster will stay up for now, at least until the restaurant closes for renovations soon.