A 23-year-old man from Australia posted an angry rant to his Facebook account after having his account shut down multiple times because they think his name is fake. The man's name is Phuc Dat Bich.
"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," Bich wrote on Facebook, alongside a photo 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. Yours sincerely, Phuc Dat Bich.?"?
Bich is of Vietnamese heritage, and his name is actually pronounced "Phoo Da Bic." But no one seems to care about that — Bich has already gone viral for his plea to Facebook and has more than 18,000 Facebook followers now. There are four other Phuc Dat Biches on Facebook, but no word on how many times they've had their accounts shuttered.
Facebook's real name policy has gotten a lot of flack this year, mostly from the LGBT community for not allowing transgender people to change their Facebook names when they transition.
In October, Facebook's Chief Product Officer Chris Cox posted an apology to the community for banning their accounts.
Two weeks ago, Facebook finally lightened the policy. Starting in December, users will still have to register with their "real names," but they'll have the opportunity to submit evidence for a name change if their accounts are flagged.
Hang in there 'til December, Phuc.