If you like snickering at funny names, then you might “LOL” to hear about the struggles of an Australian man — and current media sensation — who swears his birth name really is Phuc Dat Bich.
Bich has gone viral since taking to Facebook earlier this year to complain that the social network has flagged his name as an obscenity (we don’t need to spell it out for you, right?) and deleted it “multiple times.”
“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,” the 23 year old wrote on Facebook with a picture of his passport. “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,” he continued before concluding, “Yours sincerely, Phuc Dat Bich.”
The post dated Jan. 27 has flared in global popularity this week, having been shared over 73,000 times and attracting over 8,000 comments and over 136,000 likes.
Not much is known about Bich, but we do know this: He works National Australia Bank, appears to drive a sweet Subaru WRX STI, and can comfortably fit in the car’s trunk where he appears to enjoy chowing down on kettle-cooked chips.
At the time of this publishing, his name is a top trend on Twitter, and has been covered by a number of media outlets including Mediaite, The New York Daily News, The Independent, Huffington Post and now TheWrap.
Some people claim the passport picture is a product of Photoshop. If that’s case, TheWrap does not regret falling for what may be a hoax.