An Australian-Vietnamese man, identifying himself as Phuc Dat Bich, just had a great laugh at the expense of the world media. The man who had complained about Facebook shutting his account several times, on Wednesday declared that his story was a hoax.
The story had gone viral as media houses like the BBC, CBC News, New York Magazine, etc. had published the story.
He said that this hoax "goes to show that an average joe like myself can con the biggest news sources with ease".
He adds that Facebook "needs to understand that it is utterly impossible to legitimise a place where there will always be pranksters and tricksters".
In January, his post ran: "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. 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? Having my fb shut down multiple times and forced to change my name to my 'real' name."
He had even posted a photo of his passport to prove the legitimacy of his name.
However, on Wednesday, Phuc Dat Bich or Joe Carr (Joker) or Thien Nguyen (According to Mashable), in a Facebook post said: "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. What started as a joke between friends, became a prank that made a fool out of the media."
His post, as reported by The Next Web, also asked people to be less culturally ignorant and accept names that are culture specific, adding that he was glad that there were no negative comments and people were supportive of his attempt to bring to attention the ignorance related to specific cultures and traditions.