"Phuc Dat Bich" Fooled Us All

Looks like Phuc Dat Bich fooled us all!

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  • · Posted 26 months Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

Remember that man called "Phuc Dat Bich" that kept being banned from Facebook? Well, apparently his real name is Tin Le and the whole thing was one giant hoax to show how unreliable and lazy the media are. Luckily for the (lazy) media like us, this just gives us another lovely click-bait story to post about.

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The story was picked up by media outlets all over the world, including the BBC and Sydney Morning Herald, but in a new Facebook post signed off Joe Carr (ie. "joker"), the Melbourne 23-year-old man admitted that the name was purposefully doctored to fool Facebook users and the media. Here's his full confession:

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.

I've never believed it's necessary for it to be mandatory to have your entire name to be published on social media. People should be free to use any name they desire. Facebook needs to understand that it is utterly impossible to legitimise a place where there will always be pranksters and tricksters.

What started as a joke between friends, became a prank that made a fool out of the media and brought out the best in the people who reached out to me. It didn't bring out the anger and darkness that we often see on the internet, but it brought a levity and humanity in a time we need it most.

Out of this ordeal I've concluded not to trust the credibility of the media, it's twisted by the hungry journalists who mask the truth.

I just want those who are reading this to take a step back and reflect what the media have claimed about me.

"What was his parents thinking?"
Funny right?
It goes to show that an average joe like myself can con the the biggest news sources with ease.

I want to acknowledge the supportive individuals who have encouraged those with truly interesting and idiosyncratic names that populate in different cultures. Hate and discrimination will remain if we continue to be so closed minded.

To those who do have culturally specific and spectacular names, ignore the ignorance in those who may try to put you down. Continue being the best person you can be and make your mark on the world in whatever way you can - even if it is a simple prank.

Yours sincerely,
Joe Carr aka PDB"

All we need now is a real "Phuc Dat Bich" to step forward. We know you're out there.

Photo: The photo of a fake "Phuc Dat Bich" passport which has been circulating worldwide

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