November 25, 2015 2:05 pm -


Following his discrimination complaint going viral, he admitted it was a prank.

The prankster, now styling himself equally perplexingly as “Joe Carr”, garnered worldwide media attention and public support after saying Facebook repeatedly shut down his page due to his Vietnamese name.

He said his posts, the first of which dates back to January, had “made a fool out of the media and brought out the best in the people who reached out to me.”

The user, who says he is Australian, had even posted a picture of his passport to prove he was not lying, with hundreds of people leaving supportive comments and more than 45,000 now following his public posts.

“Facebook needs to understand that it is utterly impossible to legitimise a place where there will always be pranksters and tricksters,” he added.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.