Oli London plans penis reduction surgery ‘100% Korean’ – Archyde

  • Influencer Oli London said they received hate and death threats for claiming to be “transracial”.
  • London, who was born white Brit, said he spent $250,000 to look like a K-pop star.
  • They said they will continue to have surgery, including a possible penis reduction.

Controversial British influencer Oli London, who went viral last year for making cosmetic surgery look like a member of K-pop band BTS, said the “hate” they received prompted her to take a temporary hiatus from social media to insert and eventually to shave off their hair.

The comments were made during a recent Interview with Ryan Smith of Newsweek, in which London, which uses the pronouns “they” and “they,” estimates they spent $250,000 on 20 cosmetic procedures to achieve their goal of resembling singer Park Ji-min.

London, which has nearly 700,000 TikTok followers, announced in June 2021 that they identify as “transracial” on Twitter, prompting a wave of backlash. Since sharing their “transition” from white to Korean, they told Newsweek they’ve received a lot of negative comments and death threats.

London told Newsweek: “Last year when I actually told my story… it was horrifying. When I was in Beverly Hills, I didn’t leave my hotel for a week because the abuse was really, really bad. You know, I’ve had so many DMs saying, ‘We know exactly where you live, we’re coming to shoot you.'”

London added that the online criticism led them to what they described as a “Britney moment” when they shaved some hair due to stress. They said, “I actually shaved off half my hair because I thought I didn’t want people to recognize me anymore because I can’t handle the hate.”

The 32-year-old influencer said they’ve spent the past month without social media, posting less frequently on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

More recently, London has posted regularly on its social media accounts and received renewed backlash when it announced it was planning penis reduction surgery that matches its perception of the average penis size in Korea.

On January 29, London announced its plans on Twitter. Several responses have accused London of cultural appropriation and racism. London told Newsweek the intent behind the operation was to be “100% Korean.”

It’s not the first time London has been accused of offending Korean culture.

When London released an image of the Republic of Korea flag edited together with the colors of the LGBTQ+ flag in June 2021, Paper magazine reported that there was a lot of online opposition because of the colors of the flag, known as the Taegeukgi, have their own cultural significance, after which Ministry of Interior and Security of the Republic of Korea.

London told Newsweek that they want to “assimilate” into Korean culture by becoming fluent in the language and becoming a Korean TV host.

In a statement to Insider last year, London said, “My main goal is to support the Korean community and all people around the world who identify in different ways.”

London did not immediately respond to Insider’s latest request for comment.

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