Phuc Dat Bich is a Hoax. A Facebook user who claimed that he was allegedly discriminated because of his name, that has sparked the curiosity of people around the world, has revealed that it was all a fake. An image of an Australian passport that revealed the name of Phuc Dat Bich went viral, claiming that the Facebook user has been accused of ?using a false and misleading name? that resulted in terminating his account multiple times.
A number of media outlets reported the story even though Phuc Dat Bich gave no interviews. And on Wednesday, the Facebook user finally admitted that the name and image on the passport was all part of a prank to fool the news media and the errors in Facebook?s ?real name? policy.
Phuc Dat Bich is a hoax
?Facebook needs to understand that it is utterly impossible to legitimize a place where there will always be pranksters and tricksters,? he wrote in a post signed ?Joe Carr? (may be referred to as ?joker?). ?What started as a joke between friends became a prank that made a fool out of the media and brought out the best in the people who reached out to me. It didn?t bring out the anger and darkness that we often see on the internet, but it brought a levity and humanity in a time we need it most.
?Out of this ordeal I?ve concluded not to trust the credibility of the media, it?s twisted by the hungry journalists who mask the truth? It goes to show that an average joe like myself can con the biggest news source with ease.? Reports have indicated that his real name was Tin Le, and that he was a 23-year-old Australian living in Melbuorne, however still refused to verify his information. ?Well, you?ll just have to have faith and run with what you have,? he added. ?I?m too tired with it all. Call me Mr. T.?
Lesson of the story: Don?t believe everything the internet tells you. But as long as you don?t believe it and you find it hilarious enough, then feel free to share with your friends.