Oli London's Latest Tweet Left Netizens Confused
In celebration of Pride Month, the infamous London-based K-pop singer Oli London posted a tweet on Saturday, June 19, regarding his gender identity. The tweet included a photo of what appears to be the flag of South Korea covered in the usual LGBT rainbow colors. The caption said: "This is my new official flag for being a non-binary person who identifies as Korean. Thank you for the overwhelming support it was so hard for me to come out as Them/they/kor/ean."
Netizens were confused. Although people were okay with announcing his gender identity as non-binary, some just couldn't take his statement of his identification as Korean. Replies in the tweet were mixed, saying that they are happy for him "coming out" while saying that Oli London should stop his questionable obsession with Korean culture.
Early this month, K-pop fans canceled Oli London on social media after faking a suicide online. A report on May 27 said that Oli London was announced dead in his mansion in London. A suicide note was found. His official Instagram page was Memorialized after the news spread like wildfire on social media. Later on, it was to find out that the suicide was a prank organized by himself, obviously to seek attention.
Oli London released his comeback song titled "Koreaboo" ironically hitting #6 in the iTunes' worldwide K-pop chart. It ranked #16 on its debut, then climbed up to #6. The song sits about K-pop chart-topping hits like BTS' single "Film Out," BLACKPINK Rosé's "On The Ground," and Weekly's "After School."
Oli London is obsessed with the K-Pop boy band BTS that he spends thousands of dollars looking like a BTS member, Jimin. Many people, especially ARMYs and Jimin stans, call him a "sasaeng" because his obsession with Jimin was just too much. When Oli London went to Korea, he went to Jimin's and BTS's usual places, hoping to see them in person. His journey to "look Korean" was featured in shows like "Dr. Phil," receiving mixed reviews.