Within the aftermath of asserting earlier this month that they establish as Korean, a British non-binary individual is receiving backlash for present process quite a few “transitional surgical procedures” to look Korean.
Oli London, a singer and Instagram influencer, has reportedly paid greater than $150,000 for cosmetic surgery to seem like Ok-Pop band member Park Ji-Min.
On June 18, London revealed that they “establish” as Korean, and would go by the “neopronouns kor/ean and ji/min” along with the pronouns “they/them.”
In response to the Day by day Mail, London has undergone quite a few surgical procedures since 2013, together with a number of nostril jobs, an eye fixed altering surgical procedure known as blepharoplasty, a chin bone contouring, in addition to pores and skin whitening “to assist my pores and skin look extra Korean.”
“I have been having surgical procedure since 2013, after I determined I needed to seem like Park Ji-min from the Korean boyband BTS, touring everywhere in the world to Korea, to Poland, to China to get it carried out,” stated London.
They posted an LGBT rainbow-themed South Korean flag: “That is my new official flag for being a non-binary one who identifies as Korean. Thanks for the overwhelming assist it was so exhausting for me to come back out as Them/they/kor/ean.”
After receiving backlash over the submit and their actions, London wrote: “So unhappy what number of feedback are being homophobic and non-binary phobic. That is truly the official LGBTQI+ flag of South Korea … GOOGLE IT. Anybody that places a destructive remark is anti-LGBT and anti-equality. So unhappy in 2021 individuals will choose others on how they establish!”
On Friday, London continued to deal with the backlash, writing on Twitter: “When you will be transsexual you may as well be TRANSRACIAL. Why are there such double requirements & hypocrisy with individuals criticizing me for being Korean. It is the identical as somebody who was born within the unsuitable physique and needs to develop into a person or a lady. I used to be truly born within the unsuitable physique!”
They even known as on conservative personalities Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, each of Fox Information, to defend them from the “trolls and woke bullies.”
London has additionally addressed their reveal in two YouTube movies, slamming “woke” individuals and urging others to not tackle them as British anymore, however as Korean.
“I have been very trapped in my physique for therefore lengthy. I establish with the Korean tradition, I’ve lived in Korea, I communicate the language, I’ve the Korean look now, I look utterly Korean. When you didn’t know who I used to be you’ll simply suppose I used to be a Korean individual. Not a person or a lady, only a individual,” stated London in a video posted June 26.
London addressed the controversy on Thursday, posting on Instagram: “I simply wish to set the report STRAIGHT… It is Delight Month and I’ve all the time struggled with identification points and been confused about who I’m as an individual. I took the tough and courageous choice to come back out as Non-Binary and Korean to assist thousands and thousands of different LGBTQI+ younger individuals world wide, Kpop followers and the Korean individuals really feel assured sufficient to have the ability to really feel no worry to have the ability to specific themselves and the way they establish.”
In response to their most up-to-date video, some Twitter customers mocked London, whereas others urged for London to get skilled psychological assist.