Globally dubbed the person with the world's most unfortunate name, it has now emerged that one Phuc Dat Bich is not entirely as he seems.
Indeed, despite lamenting that he was constantly being kicked off Facebook for his moniker – not to mention that no one would take him seriously – the man formerly known as Phuc has made a confession: the whole thing was totally fabricated.
Signing off a new online post from 'Joe Carr,' (aka, Joker), the young Australian explained: "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."
He added: "It goes to show that an Average Joe like myself can con the the biggest news sources," before concluding with: "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."
The newly-named Mr Carr actually shared his viral post back in January, but it was only picked up by press – at first in Australia, and then globally – a week ago.
He had initially lamented: “I've been accused of using a false and misleading name of which I find very offensive… Is it because I'm Asian?"
In the aftermath, the man in question was also contacted by Guardian Australia. He told the agency that his real name was Tin Le and that he was 23 and lived in Melbourne, however, he also refused requests for verification.