Might as well change your race, right?
British-born influencer Oli London has caused a stir on social media, after revealing they now identify as Korean—following a series of plastic surgery procedures.
London, who identifies as non-binary, shared a video on YouTube over the weekend, in which they said that they feel more connected to Korean culture than the U.K.’s, after “transitioning” to resemble their K-Pop idol, Jimin of BTS.
“I am gonna come out today and say that I’ve been transitioning,” said London while relaxing in bed. “I’ve been very unhappy with who I am deep down for the last eight years and I’ve had, like, 18 plastic surgeries now…
“I’ve just had a facelift, a brow lift, a temple lift, an eye surgery—a canthoplasty—and my teeth done as well. These are just part of my transition. I’m feeling really good—for the first time in my life I feel beautiful. I’m looking in the mirror and I love the way I look and feel happy, and I hope people can respect my decision.
“It’s a very tough decision to come out this way, but I am coming out as non-binary,” YouTuber and Instagram star London continued. “I don’t feel I identify as male or female. I just feel like I’m just in the middle and my pronouns are they/them, Korean/Jimin…
“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.