Uh…this English influencer has had eye surgery to look Korean
They say they’re ‘non-binary Korean’, and that it’s in their DNA
An English influencer had surgery to look Korean, saying they identify as a “non-binary Korean”.
YouTuber Oli London has asked to be addressed by the pronouns “they/them/Korean/Jimin”, and has had 15 surgeries – including eye surgery – to look more like Jimin from BTS.
They’ve spent over £100,000 on the effort, which has included a face lift, dental surgery, a temple lift, and a brow lift.
In a video, London said: “I know a lot of people don’t understand me, but I do identify as Korean, and I do look Korean now. I do feel Korean. I don’t identify as British, so please don’t refer to me as British, because I identify as Korean.
“That’s just my culture, that’s my home country.”
London, who claims to identify as Jimin, says they’ve been mistaken for the BTS star in the street.
This isn’t the first time Oli London has courted controversy. In May, their Instagram account was memorialised – a process usually reserved for dead people.
As part of the transition, London also tweeted a new rainbow Korean flag – thoroughly pissing off Korean people in the process.
And, unsurprisingly, the whole saga has been seized on by the worst people on the internet to make some Very Funny Points. Basement-dwelling map enthusiast Paul Joseph Watson said: “If biological men can identify as women, why can’t Oli identify as Korean?”
On Instagram, London wrote said they hoped their coming out would help LGBT+ Korean people: “In South Korea, there are millions of unrepresented LGBTQI+ people who are voiceless and who often face being ostracised from society and sometimes even being rejected by their own families”.
They added: “I wanted to be a beacon of light for these brave people”