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This Morning hit with 123 Ofcom complaints over TikTok star Oli London’s interview


Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has been undated with This Morning complaints after Oli London appeared on the programme last week.

123 grievances were filed after Oli, who is non-binary, explained their reasons for identifying as Korean following surgery to look like BTS star.

Many fans of the ITV daytime show have since cited that the discussion “offended Korean people”.

During the chat with Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield, Oli said: “So my love for Korea started about nine years ago, I used to live in Korea and I was an English teacher there.

“I just became so fascinated with the culture, everything about it, the language, the food, the people and that’s actually when I started having plastic surgery to have the Korean look.

Oli London sees 123 complaints filed to the watchdog following This Morning interview

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“I’ve just become absolutely obsessed with Korea and finally I’ve just had my transition surgery on my eyes and brow to complete my new Korean look and I’ve never been happier.”

The social media influencer says they felt “trapped” within their own body but now feels as though they have an identify which is Korean.

Oli added: “I feel great and I hope people can respect that this is the way I identify, this is how I feel and I’m just living my best life and I mean no offence to anyone.”

Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby chatted to the social media influencer

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Although Oli has already spent £175,000 on surgery, the TikTok star has their sights set on more procedures.

Surgery so far includes; five nose jobs, cheekbones reduced a chiselled jaw bone, chin bone removed and reattached along with eye and brow lift.

Liposuction, whiting injections, lip filer and nipple correction are also on the list.

The discussion certainly sparked a debate on Twitter with many taking to their keyboards to chime their views.

Oli explained that they will be undergoing more procedures

Oli explained that they will be undergoing more procedures

“Can’t believe what I have just witnessed on #ThisMorning. You are NOT Korean and you can’t just change your race by having 15 surgeries,” fumed one person.

Another tweet read: “Can’t understand why this person is claiming [they’re] Korean now can’t understand why it’s offensive? Race isn’t a trend. Maybe if you were actually Korean you would understand that?!”

However, there were many others who offered up “Love and support” to Oli on his transition journey.

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Oli was born on 14 January 1990 in England and interest in South Korea and Korean culture began from a young age.

After wanting to work abroad, they discovered the South Korean government was taking in people to teach English.

They moved to Korea to work as an English teacher in 2013 and worked on Jeju Island, and after exposure to Korean culture, they “fell in love with the country”.

This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10am