British influencer identifies as Korean after getting surgeries to look like BTS singer

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A British influencer got 18 surgeries to look like BTS singer Park Jimin.
A British influencer got 18 surgeries to look like BTS singer Park Jimin.
Amanda Edwards

After a face lift, a brow lift, work on their teeth and getting slanted eyes - this white influencer now identifies as Korean.

Oil London, a British influencer, has had 18 plastic surgeries to make himself look like the famous member of a K-pop group, BTS, singer Park Jimin.

The 31-year-old influencer, who also came out as non-binary and uses they, them, and their pronouns, identifies as transracial, according to TMZ.

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New York Post reported that the influencer, who has hundreds of thousands of followers across social media platforms including TikTok and Instagram, said they had been "very unhappy with who I am deep down for the last eight years".

Oli London has reportedly spent more than R2 million to look like the singer according to TMZ.

Tweaking the Korean flag to reflect pride colours, the influencer said it has been hard for them to come out as "Them/they/kor/ean".

The post has been met with plenty of backlash and he has been accused of cultural appropriation. 

But in a statement sent to Sky News, the 31-year-old said: "I'm not about negativity or sparking controversy. At the end of the day I'm a human being living in my truth. It's an unfortunate reality for so many to have to hide who they truly are.

"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...that's just my culture. That's my home country. That's exactly how I look now. And I also identify as Jimin, that's my career name."

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