Delaware Lawyer Launches Dumbest Hunger Strike in History of Mankind

Fighting for your right to post sexy selfies and still find a job.

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Remember Brian Zulberti? No? We didn’t think so.

To refresh your memory, Brian Zulberti is the Delaware lawyer who attained his fifteen seconds (more like thirteen, really) back in July 2013 after he included this silly selfie with his job applications, generally considered to be a no-no among human resources professionals.


Then photos like this one surfaced:

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And this one:

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All of which has naturally led Zulberti to a chair in front of the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., where he began a hunger strike on Sunday. Why would he do this, you ask?

Well, other than the obvious motive of attention starvation, Zulberti says he is fighting for your God-given right to post whatever you want on social media without having that affect your employment prospects.

Here's how he explained it in a letter that he sent to other lawyers in an attempt to gain support for his cause:

I contact you asking for your support in an important social cause, albeit a controversial one. Here in Delaware, attorneys have a tendency to tout themselves as paradigms of legal competence, candor, and professionalism. What better distinguished body to take the forefront and speak out against the tidal wave of social media firings that is unjustly obliterating competent and driven employees from coast to coast.

The problem is simple. Americans everywhere, especially professionals such as ourselves, are being fired for posting things through social media that are completely legal and have no tangible relevance whatsoever to their performance at work. The result has been the rise of the nonsensical belief that employers have the right to deem all of their employees as the “face of the company” during every waking moment of their lives. The further result is that each and every one of us, as attorneys, is faced with the decision to either fit into the expectations of how we behave in our private lives, or face the very real specter of devastating workplace consequences.

This is wrong, and I have been working full time since the end of July, thanks in large part to generous donations from supporters and fans, to draw attention to this movement.

And this week, as he began his hunger strike, he explained in a blog post titled "My Final Task: Coverage or Death" that he will allow himself to die unless he gets "90 seconds of prime time evening weekday coverage on a major national network."

If you have five hours, you can watch this footage from his livestream. For some reason, he's wearing a shirt.

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  • buzzbye

    You have stupid, really stupid, Idiot, then this

    • Nicholas

      Just because you either don’t agree or don’t understand, doesn’t make him stupid. Comments like this show real ignorance. People like you are what’s wrong with the planet.

      • buzzbye

        I agree with the fact that no co has the right to dictate what you post on line . But the way he is going about this?

  • Brian Zulberti

    Yet another mind-numbingly stupid reporter who hasn’t taken five seconds to familiarize himself with my message. God I wish evolution had phased his sort out by now.

    • TheNate

      Well, said reporter has a job. You, on the other hand …

      • KelsieMae

        He sits in a lawn chair and gets donations from people on Facebook…nothing dumb about this guy. Opportunist? yes, Dumb? no.

        • TheNate

          Practicing lawyer > beggar.

    • Richard Colton

      Imposter. I refuse to believe this is the real Brian. You can’t possibly be this dumb.

      Elaborate troll working the long game. Nice try – but I call BS.

  • Brian Zulberti

    Check out my website at www,brianzulberti.net. And you’ll see that while my hunger strike certainly isn’t the stupidest, this reporter is probably one of them. :P Xoxo.

    • TheNate

      .”… my hunger strike certainly isn’t the stupidest, this reporter is probably one of them.”

      Is that horrible grammar or is the reporter being accused of being one of “THEM”?

  • Nelson__Muntz

    Rest in Peace

  • David Rowan Armor

    He gets donations and attention for sitting on a lawn chair on a sidewalk while trolling people on the internet? This dude is the most amazing thing that’s ever happened. Is this literally a professional troll?