Updated: The man behind Phuc Dat Bich Facebook ban claim says it was a hoax

Published Wednesday, Nov 25 2015, 16:05 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
It was a hoax!

A man named Phuc Dat Bich who claimed to have his Facebook account shut down three times by the social network has revealed the whole story was a prank to fool the world.

The whole thing started back in January, when 'Phuc Dat Bich' posted to Facebook that the social media giant refused to believe his vulgar-sounding name was real.

From Australia, the 23-year-old said he was of Vietnamese origin and his name was actually pronounced Phoop Dook Bic – not quite as funny.

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

In a desperate bid to stop the media giant banning him, he posted a photo of his passport to prove it was his real name.

He wrote: "I find it highly irritating 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, which I find very offensive. Is it because I'm Asian? Is it?"

In Vietnam, it's actually a very common name.

But now, a message posted to 'Phuc Da Bich's' Facebook page has revealed the whole thing was a hoax by a man apparently called Joe Carr.

He wrote: "Do you remember the story; The boy who cried wolf? Imagine that boy grew up into a mischievous man with 21st century technology at his finger tips..."

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