Guy With Unusual Name Rips Facebook for Closing His Account

Yes, his name really is 'Phuc Dat Bich'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2015 3:48 PM CST
This May 16, 2012, file photo shows a Facebook logo displayed on the screen of an iPad in New York.   (AP Photo/James H. Collins, File)

(Newser) – Wondering why "Phuc Dat Bich" was trending on Twitter Friday? No, it's not some crazy new spelling of a foul-mouthed slam, it's ... a guy's name. And it's making headlines because the 23-year-old is quite unhappy that Facebook keeps shutting down his account over suspicions it's a fake name, Australia's News Network reports. "I’ve been accused of using a false and misleading name of which I find very offensive," the Vietnamese-Australian wrote, alongside of a picture of his passport that he posted to the social media site. "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."

His name is actually pronounced Phoop Dook Bic, per ANN, which notes that "Phuc Dat" is a common Vietnamese name. "He’s able to get through international airports so it is legitimate," one of the man's friends—refuting suggestions that the passport had been doctored—tells the Herald Sun. As the Huffington Post points out, the photo was originally posted in January, but for some reason surged in popularity this week, and currently has about 140,000 "likes" and has been shared more than 75,000 times. (Facebook also is making headlines for trying to make your online life a little easier after a breakup.)

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