YouTuber Oli London apologizes to K-Pop group BTS‘ Jimin Park and the Asian community for “trying to become another person”.
The influencer, who is non-binary and uses her pronouns, underwent 32 surgeries to “get (their) Jimin look,” they said in a video by NBC News. The various surgeries include six nose surgeries, eye surgery, a facelift, a brow lift, a temple lift and a dental procedure, as London wanted to ‘look exactly’ like her ‘ultimate idol’. London said in a 2021 YouTube video, titled ‘Being Korean’, that they were no longer ‘British’, but ‘Korean’.
However, London now regrets their actions, saying in an August 29 YouTube video that “it was the wrong thing to do” and adding that it was wrong to “imitate Jimin in such an obsessive way”.
Although London “still identifies as Korean”, they apologized to “any member of the Asian community who has ever misunderstood or misinterpreted me or thought I was perhaps a little too obsessed by Jimin”.