Influencer told to 'kill themselves' after coming out as transracial
British influencer Oli London reveals they’ve been told to ‘kill themselves’ for coming out as ‘transracial’ while others have threatened to ‘gun them down’ after 19 surgeries to look like a K-pop star
- Oli London , 31, from London, said is ‘finally Korean’ after having eye surgery
- Influencer added they have been trapped in the wrong body for eight years
- Spent thousands to look like K-pop star, Jimin from Korean boyband BTS
- Now been slammed and sent death threats for ‘ultimate cultural appropriation’
A white influencer who has had 18 surgeries to look like K-pop star Jimin has revealed they’ve received death threats after saying the ‘identify as Korean’.
Oli London, 31, from London, first hit headlines in October 2018 after news broke that they had spent over £75,000 on surgeries to look like Jimin from Korean boyband BTS.
Speaking to TMZ, Oli, who identifies as non-binary, said they’ve been told to kill themselves, while others have threatened to ‘gun them down’.
The influencer has spent five years and £100,000 ($150,000) on surgery – most recently sharing a video from their hospital bed after undergoing eye surgery, a face lift, brow lift and temple lift.
A white influencer who has had 18 surgeries to look like K-pop star Jimin has been slammed online after saying they now feels Korean after getting ‘the eyes’
They influencer (pictured) explained how they have been trapped in the wrong body for eight years – adding that’s the worst feeling in the world
The influencer took to Twitter and came out as both non-binary and ‘transracial’ (pictured)
Taking to the comments section, one person penned: ‘You could have just moved to Korea and got a citizenship. This seems so disrespectful to me’
Oli, who came out as both non-binary and ‘transracial,’ earlier this week explained: ‘Hey guys. I’m finally Korean. I’ve transitioned. I’m so, so happy. I’ve completed my look. I’m finally Korean guys, I have the eyes, I’ve just had a brow lift as well. I’m so happy.
‘Finally, I’ve been trapped in the wrong body for eight years and that’s the worst feeling in the world when you’re trapped and don’t feel like you can be yourself. But finally, I’m Korean, I can be myself and I’m so, so happy.’
However, it wasn’t long before the post was met with a very mixed response, with some going so far as to accuse them of ‘ultimate cultural appropriation.’
‘You could have just moved to Korea and got a citizenship. This seems so disrespectful to me,’ wrote one, while a second commented: ‘You CAN change your gender. you CANNOT change your race.’
A third, who experienced bullying at school, took issue with the comment and explained: ‘I grew up as an asian in a non asian country. Getting bullied for the way I look especially my eyes. Finally I’m somewhat happy with how I look.’
‘And you really just said you’re Korean because you got surgery to make your eyes as stereotypically Asian as possible? Feels weird.’
A fourth noted: ‘He really just said “I’m finally Korean, guys, I have the eyes”…..’
In a video from their hospital bed, the influencer said: ‘I’m finally Korean guys, I have the eyes, I’ve just had a brow lift as well. I’m so happy’
Some went so far as to accuse them of ‘ultimate cultural appropriation’ (pictured)
However, others instead defended the influencer and congratulated them on their journey.
In response to the negative comments, one person responded: ‘Or is it the absolute show of utmost respect? The man has gone through all this to be like the people he respects and loves?’
A second wrote: ‘So glad you are finally feeling who you always should be I’m on this journey with my now daughter she has felt the same trapped in the wrong body speedy recovery.’
It comes after Oli, who stated their pronouns were ‘they/them/Korean/Jimin,’ shared an Instagram post on June 16, took to Twitter and penned: ‘It feels so good to finally come out as a Korean non-binary person after being trapped in the wrong body and wrong culture my whole life.’
‘My new official Korean name is Park Jimin HueningKai Taeyong Imnida…I’m officially KOR/EAN.’
After a backlash from social media users regarding the claim to a different nationality, they added: ‘I am Korean whether people accept it or not this is how I identify, this is what makes me happy. This is who I am. It’s in my DNA.’
Speaking exclusively to FEMAIL previously, they commented on the trolling and said: ‘It is sad during Pride Month, a month that celebrates diversity, equality and love that WOKE people would use my coming out and sharing my non-binary Korean identify, something that took me many years to understand and accept and took me enormous courage to share with the world – and use it as a platform to bully, degrade and dehumanise me and the LGBT community.
Oli London first hit headlines in October 2018 after news broke that they had spent over £75,000 on surgeries to look like K-pop star, Jimin from Korean boyband BTS (pictured)
Last week, they revealed that they would now be using the pronouns ‘they/them/Korean/Jimin,’ – the latter being a reference to K-pop star Park Jimin (pictured)
They received a backlash online after writing a post which read: ‘I’m official KOR/EAN’ (pictured)
One person wrote: ‘I am a person belonging to the non-binary umbrella, and this offends me A LOT, being Korean is a nationality, not a gender, you are making fun of all the non-binary umbrella, the neo pronouns and the entire lgbtqa + community! really stop please’ (pictured)
They continued: ‘While I recognise that a lot of people don’t understand how I identify, and may find it unusual – being Korean and feeling Korean is part of who I am and how I feel. And I will never allow a single woke person, bully or troll to take that away from me.’
‘I have gone through extreme lifestyle changes to become who I am today and have lived in Korea, I eat Korean food everyday, use Korean skincare, have plastic surgery to look Korean and I speak the Korean language – all of this shapes me as a person and my identify as a non-binary Korean person.’
On Twitter, they posted an image of ‘my new official flag for being a non-binary person who identifies as Korean,’ which featured the same shapes as the Korean flag but with the rainbow colours of the LGBTQ pride flag.
But several social media users found the flag and the influencer’s claims to a new nationality offensive, with several accusing them of disrespect towards South Korea.
They wrote: ‘This is my new official flag for being a non-binary person who identifies as Korean’ (pictured)
The influencer penned: ‘I will unveil my new Korean face very very soon stay tuned’ (pictured)
Taking to the comments section, one person penned: ‘Playing with a flag from another country? Man. That is serious. Every flag has a history about it and he has the audacity to change it’ (pictured)
‘I am a person belonging to the non-binary umbrella, and this offends me A LOT, being Korean is a nationality, not a gender, you are making fun of all the non-binary umbrella, the neo pronouns and the entire lgbtqa + community! really stop please,’ wrote one.
A second commented: ‘Playing with a flag from another country? Man. That is serious. Every flag has a history about it and he has the audacity to change it.’
A third added: ‘You may fetishize koreans but you’ll never be a Korean.’
In a recent YouTube video last Monday, they explained: ‘I do identify as Korean. This is my choice, my decision. It’s not hurting anyone.’
Speaking to FEMAIL, they added: ‘I believe Pride Month is about love and celebrating our differences and these trolls sadly stop at nothing to try and cause me harm and pain.’
‘Just three weeks ago trolls even targeted my Instagram account, getting Instagram to lock me out of my account and declare me dead. All because I love and cherish Korean culture.
‘These same woke people who preach about tolerance are the same people who send me death threats everyday, make up false rumours and threaten me or tell me to take my life.’
‘Despite all this and the difficulties I endure at the hands of these radical woke trolls, I will always celebrate who I am and identify as Korean and embrace the Korean culture. And I will always have a deep and profound respect for Korean culture and the Korean people, who I love and adore with all my heart.’
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