This guy had to post his passport to Facebook to prove he was using his legal name
One 23-year-old Australian man is challenging Facebook’s “real name” policy in the best way. His name is Phuc Dat Bich, and his account has been shut down multiple times because people mistakenly pronounced his full name according to English phonetics instead of Vietnamese. If anyone had simply asked Phuc how his name is pronounced, he would have told them it’s “Phoop Duk Bic” with an emphasis on “Duk.” (You can learn more about Vietnamese name pronunciation from this awesome YouTube video.)
In January, Phuc published a passionate plea on his Facebook, saying that it’s “highly irritating” that people challenge his legal name. “I’ve been accused of using a false and misleading name of which I find very offensive,” he said. “Is it because I’m Asian? Is it?”
His post included a photo of his passport to prove that Phuc Dat Bich is not some kind of joke account; it is a real name of a real person who deserves to be treated with respect. So many people related to the post that now it has been shared over 80,000 times.