Advertisement

Phuc Dat Bich posts passport photo to prove name to Facebook

By
Ben Hooper
Vietnamese-Australian man Phuc Dat Bich posted a photo of his passport on Facebook to prove his real name. Phuc Dat Bich/Facebook
Vietnamese-Australian man Phuc Dat Bich posted a photo of his passport on Facebook to prove his real name. Phuc Dat Bich/Facebook

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A Vietnamese-Australian man said Facebook has repeatedly suspended his account because administrators did not believe that his name is Phuc Dat Bich.

Bich, 23, posted a picture of his passport on his Facebook page, explaining he needed to prove his "real name" because the social media site repeatedly shut down his account.

Advertisement

He wrote:

"I find it highly irritating the fact that nobody seems to believe me when I say that my full legal name is how you see it. I've been accused of using a false and misleading name of which I find very offensive. Is it because I'm Asian? Is it? 

Having my fb shut down multiple times and forced to change my name to my "real" name, so just to put it out there. My name. 

Yours sincerely, 

Phuc Dat Bich"

The Evening Standard posted Bich's name is pronounced "Phoo Da Bic," while News.com.au identified the correct pronunciation as "Phoop Dook Bic."

Either way, Bich said his passport proves his name is more than just what seems to be a profane phrase.

I find it highly irritating the fact that nobody seems to believe me when I say that my full legal name is how you see...

Advertisement

Posted by Phuc Dat Bich on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Latest Headlines