British Instagram influencer Oli London, who had 18 surgeries to look like K-pop star Jimin, recently revealed that they are being attacked by online trolls and have received death threats by strangers online.
London, who reportedly spent £150K (approximately Rs 1.5 crore) on surgeries to look like the Korean pop star, recently announced that they identify as non-binary and 'Korean'.
In a video, the Instagram personality said that they underwent a 'racial transitional surgery' as they had had been "very unhappy with who I am deep down for the last eight years".
Oli, who said that they "belong to Korea", has been receiving a lot of flak for 'identifying' as Korean.
Now, the British singer, in an interaction with TMZ, said that they have received hate comments and death threads on social media. Oli told the outlet that they are scared for their life as people have allegedly threatened to "gun them down".
Oli has claimed that they have been receiving hate from 'liberal white people'.
Last week, the Brit singer had addressed the backlash and penned a lengthy note about their 'identity'.
"I just want to set the record STRAIGHT… It’s Pride Month and I have always struggled with identity issues and been confused about who I am as a person. I took the difficult and brave decision to come out as Non-Binary and Korean 🇰🇷to help millions of other LGBTQI+young people around the world, Kpop fans and the Korean people feel confident enough to be able to feel no fear to be able to express themselves and how they identify," they wrote.
"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, for being LGBTQI+. Being a member of the LGBT community in Korea, like in much of the world, is often met with hardships and rejection due to traditional and conservative viewpoints," Oli added.
London further said that they "wanted to be a beacon of light for" people and help them express themselves and "come out to the world with however you identify."
"Yes I identify as Korean. 🇰🇷Yes I’m non-binary. Yes I look like Jimin. But none of this should be a reason to outcast me from society, to dehumanise me and shame me for being who I am, a non-binary Korean person," London wrote in the post and urged people to spread kindness.