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An irate man named 'Phuc Dat Bich' wants Facebook to quit closing his account

David Kearns

Published 21/11/2015 | 13:25

Credit: Phuc Dat Bich/Facebook
Credit: Phuc Dat Bich/Facebook

An irate Vietnamese man has been forced to share a picture of his passport across social media in an attempt to stop Facebook from repeatedly closing his account.

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Unfortunately named Phuc Dat Bich - whose name is actually pronounced Phoo Da Bic - posted an image of his ID after the tech giant banned him several times from the popular site.

The picture, and its accompanying message, was actually posted back in January but has only recently started getting attention.

This week the status went viral after it was shared over 79,000 times and liked some 140,000 times.

The tag ‘Phuc Dat Bich’ also began trending globally on Twitter.

“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," Mr Phuc wrote.

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...

Posted by Phuc Dat Bich on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

"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?" he continued, suggesting there was a lack of understanding in the West for names which appear amusing to some.

“Having my [Facebook] 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".

It is not the first time Facebook has blocked users from their profile accounts as a result of their name. 

In October, Facebook's chief product officer Chris Cox issued an apology on the site when a woman called Isis said on Twitter that Facebook would not let her in because of her name, which is the same as terrorist group Islamic State’s former acronym. 

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