The man who posted what he claimed was his passport photo to Facebook has said the name was a hoax designed to fool media organizations around the world.
Vietnamese-Australian man Phuc Dat Bich made headlines last week after posting a photo of his passport to Facebook.
Bich posted the photo back in January, with a message saying he was sick and tired of having his name being mispronounced and becoming the butt of jokes.
"I've been accused of using a false and misleading name which I find very offensive," he wrote. "Is it because I'm Asian? Is it?"
Yesterday, Bich wrote to his growing fanbase, thanking them for their support.
The post has been shared a few hundred times since, and Bich is getting plenty of support in the comments.
Since going viral, Bich has racked up over 35,000 followers on Facebook. So at least something's working out.
Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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