“Phuc Dat Bich” is not a 12 -year-old’s poorly spelled insult.
He’s a 23 -year-old Vietnamese-Australian who holds he had his Facebook profile shut down multiple times over accusations he was using a phony name.
To substantiate his namesake to the world, he shared an image of his passport online.
Originally posted in January, the photo surged in popularity online the coming week, with more than 128,000 likes and 68,000 shares on Facebook as of Friday.
“I find it highly bothering the facts of the case that nobody seems to believe me when I say that my full legal epithet is how you see it. I’ve been accused of using a inaccurate and misleading epithet of which I find very offensive. Is it because I’m Asian? Is it? ” Bich posted.
“Having my fb shut down multiple times and forced to change my epithet to my ‘real’ name, so simply to introduce it out there. My epithet. Yours sincerely, Phuc Dat Bich, ” he shared.
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Bich did not immediately respond to a request for statement from The Huffington Post. Nonetheless, a sidekick of his confirmed to The Herald Sun that Phuc Dat Bich is indeed the man’s real epithet.
Ironically, if he were to change his epithet on Facebook to avoid going censored, he would be violating the site’s real-name programme.
The contentious regulate involves Facebook consumers to go by their “authentic name” on the place, rather than a pseudonym. After reaction against the implementation of policies, in October the social media giant started allowing users pennant for false names to defend their reasons for using the epithet they do, according to Engadget . Facebook also now requires users who report phony calls to provide additional details about why they are flagging the account.
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