Self-identifying “transracial” influencer Oli London has called out Bill Maher for his recent comments made on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” in regards to London’s plans for a penis reduction surgery.
In a January interview with Newsweek, London announced that they plan to have a penis reduction surgery that could allow them to achieve a “100 percent Korean” look.
“That’s how far I’m willing to go. I can have it done in Thailand, and it will cost between $6,000 and $8,000. Thailand’s cheaper. And to be honest, they do specialize in those kind of things in Thailand, because they have a lot of sex changes and stuff,” London said.
The 32-year-old, born white and British, has undergone 20 cosmetic procedures in an effort to appear “fully Korean” and has spent an estimated $250,000.
Following the interview with Newsweek, Maher discussed the influencer’s plans on his HBO talk show “Real Time with Bill Maher”.
According to Newsweek, Maher commented, “I don’t know the exact definition of identity crisis, but pretty close has got to be when you’re lying on an operating table with your d*** out saying, ‘Just take a little off the top.’”
In response to Maher’s comments, a representative for London sent their statement to NextShark.
“Everyday being transracial is a struggle and I know that people like Bill Maher and Whoopi Goldberg think it’s okay to mock minority groups and to say disrespectful things without thinking of how hurtful they can be just for a cheap joke, but their words have a damaging impact on our communities,” they said.
“There was a time when being transsexual was laughed at and mocked and thankfully now we are making that a thing of the past and the transracial movement has only just begun, but our supposed traditional left wing allies have abandoned people like me and instead use us as emotional punching bags.”
“I’m disappointed that Bill Maher felt the need to belittle me especially given the sensitivity of my plans for my Korean penis reduction, it’s something I take seriously as part of my ongoing surgical transition.”