Phuc Dat Bich, who charmed the Internet with his wonderful name and vendetta against Facebook, is a goddamn liar. It was all a hoax. In a letter posted to Facebook, the 23-year-old “Bich” explained that “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.”
How did he sign the letter? “Joe Carr.” I wonder if he knows Edward Nigma.
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… 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. (Via)
“Bich” told Guardian Australia that his real name is Tin Le and that he lived in Melbourne, “but refused requests for verification.” Nothing is real, everything is not awesome. At least we can sleep easy knowing that Sum Ting Wong and Ho Lee Fuk are real people and we’re not culturally insensitive… wait, what?
(Via the Guardian)