British influencer Oli London, who ‘identifies as Korean,’ wants to do two years of military service in order to gain Korean citizenship.
The non-binary 31-year-old, who has spent over £175,000 in their quest to look like K-pop star Park Ji-min, made the comments while appearing on This Morning on Tuesday.
They said: “I do want to become a Korean citizen and for males in Korea it is actually mandatory to do two years military service and I’ve already offered and said I will give two years of my life to do military service.
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“I will do anything to be Korean. I really hope they recognise my contribution to Korea. I’m always spreading K-Pop around the world and spreading Korean culture so I really hope the Korean people will give me honorary citizenship, or maybe the president, or even Jimin, will reach out and say ‘hey, we’re going to make you Korean officially’.”
Opening up about how their ‘fascination’ with the country began, they said: “My love of Korea actually started about nine years ago. I used to live in Korea and I was an English teacher there and I just became so fascinated with everything about it. That’s actually when I started having surgery to have the Korean look.
“I’ve just had my transition surgery on my eyes, my brow, to complete my new Korean look and I’ve never been happier.”
However, elsewhere in the chat, London admitted they have not spoken to their family since their last surgery procedure and they have been left feeling ‘lonely’.
They said: “I haven’t spoken properly with my family since I had my surgery a few weeks ago and It’s been very tough.
“I have friends who will no longer speak to me because of the surgeries, they think, how dare you identify as Korean, you weren’t born in Korea – but this is my truth. I feel so happy when I think about Korea, K-pop gives me happiness, BTS gives me happiness.
“I hope over time people understand. My family has been tough, they’re actually not speaking to me right now, I feel very lonely.”
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