The Vietnamese-Australian man who was forced to share his passport online to prove his name was real has thanked his supporters after thousands shared his post.
Bank cleaner Phuc Dat Bich, 23, spoke out on Facebook after the social media giant cancelled his account – three times. The Melbourne man has now taken to his page to thank everyone for their support.
In a heartfelt response he posted to Facebook:
I’d like to mention that I am very grateful to those who have been supportive of certain names that populate in different cultures. We live in a diverse and multicultural society and the fact that there are people out there who are supportive and encouraging really makes me happy.Advertisement
His name, which is pronounced ‘Phoop Dook Bic,’ is very common in Vietnam, however Facebook were not so sure, and after a third ban the furious fella posted pictures of his passport stating:
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 post reads. 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.Advertisement
This original post has amassed 125,000 likes and 67,000 shares. Nothing like a rude sounding name to mobilise support is there? Glad he got it sorted though, seems like a nice guy just trying to make his way in the world.
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