“Phuc Dat Bich” is not a 12-year-old’s poorly spelled insult.
He’s a 23-year-old Vietnamese-Australian who asserts he had his Facebook profile shut down multiple times over accusations he was using a fake name.
To prove his namesake to the world, he shared an image of his passport online.
Originally posted in January, the photo surged in popularity online this week, with more than 128,000 likes and 68,000 shares on Facebook as of Friday.
“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. 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?” Bich posted.
“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,” he shared.
In case you’re wondering how the name is actually pronounced (hint: it’s not what English phonics would have you think), check out this helpful video: