Wannabe Oli London is the epitome of cultural appropriation. What right does this person have to display the South Korean flag in LGBTQ rainbow branding to suit to their liking? This is a modern day form of colonialism. Pride month is no excuse to alter the integrity of a country’s flag. The red, blue and white have meaning and purpose. Go design your own flag, Oli London; I suggest using the poop emoji to represent yourself. I remember when rainbows (and unicorns) represented childhood innocence and the rainbow was also a symbol of hope to Jews and Christians, before it was appropriated by LGBTQ+ activists. I think no one group has the right to brand the rainbow as their exclusive symbol anyway.
Oli London is as British as their name, but claims to be Korean because they had 15 plastic surgeries with the intention to mimic KPop idol Park, Jimin. I see London as a non-binary version of Rachel Dolezal as well as Michael Jackson. Self-hatred via plastic surgery and body dysmorphia seems to be the new normal trend.
Whatever happened to self-acceptance and the self-confidence that comes with knowing that your imperfect self is exactly the way it should be? I think distinct physical features are often strikingly beautiful. I grew up thinking that non-conformity was a brave and wonderful attribute but our society doesn’t seem to support that concept anymore. Conformity equals mob culture to me. Do this or else, represents Cancel Culture. What happened to this generation that made them so insecure, so fixated on superficial identities and self-entitlement?
Oblivious people don’t seem to understand that it’s not a compliment to steal from another culture or act as an expert on a cultural topic that you don’t belong to or understand. Admiration of a culture doesn’t necessitate putting on a caricatured costume. It’s like how the word exotic (used to describe Asians and POC) is an insult not a compliment. https://seoulsister.blog/2020/10/07/3-posts-in-1-blackface-trans-racial-identity-and-the-white-savior-myth/.
I think London isn’t even a true fan of Park, Jimin. London is a social parasite that just wants the notoriety of creeping into Park, Jimin’s spotlight. No matter how many surgeries London undergoes, London can’t recreate Park, Jimin’s elegant features or his hard-won talent. In this case, imitation is not a form of flattery but of blatant disrespect. London’s bloated, surgically altered face looks Caucasian not Korean.
Stop insulting Koreans with your stereotype of what we look or sound like, your pronunciation is terrible, stop butchering our language. Stop misrepresenting us while acting as an expert. Koreans wear hanbok not kimonos, you attention-seeking creep. Don’t merge asian cultures together to suit to your liking. Stop objectifying and fetishizing us.