Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Malaysian Man Spends Thousands For Surgeries Just To Look Like An Anime Character, Now Faces Criticism

People that are in love with anime either overindulge - watch their preferred film or movie, join a contest concerning their desired franchise, go to cosplays and join other anime-loving people or collect action figures and mangas. But for some people, these do not satisfy them and they just have to spend thousands of money to look like their ideal anime characters.

A twenty-one-year-old Amirul Rizwan Musa from Keturah, Kelantan is Final Fantasy fan, but is even a bigger fan of one of its characters, Squall Leonhart. He’s a charming entrepreneur but he’s not happy with his dark skin and pimple-scarred face, so he chose to spend RM180,000 (equivalent to almost $42,000) just to look like Squall, reports affirmed.

According to various news outlets, Musa, who’s also known on social media as Miyyo Rizone, experienced two plastic surgeries that began in 2014. He was 17 at the time of his first surgery. The second session was performed last year. He went viral after his pictures spread online. At the same time, he also received offensive comments from bashers who thought that he set a bad model for the youth.

Amirul Rizwan Musa a.k.a. Miyyo Rizone is a 21-year-old beauty entrepreneur.

Miyyo went through different surgeries to look like his favorite character from Final Fantasy, Squall Leonhart.

Miyyo was 17 at the time of his first cosmetic surgery.

Now, he is being criticized by the public for going on surgeries.

In a Harian Metro feature, we heared that Musa told the Malaysian Digest:

“People have come up to me in public and insulted me in my face. I have received this kind of backlash both online and in the streets, in Kelantan and Kuala Lumpur.”

Netizens were not the only ones who criticized the now-21-year-old Miyyo after his decisions. He also had to take cruel comments from his siblings. However, his parents have accepted him for what he did, he said.

The backlash from social media continued that it also had a negative impact on his business. Miyyo said that some of his customers stopped making transactions with him after he had changed his appearance.

But for Miyyo, getting plastic surgery to look like his favorite anime character is not something that he intentionally did to encourage young people. He said,

“After I contracted chicken pox when I was 16, my skin condition deteriorated and my self-esteem took a plunge. I was obsessed with anime characters and I felt ashamed that I looked the way I did back then so I decided to undergo plastic surgery to boost my confidenc.”

Miyyo says his plan is not to urge people to go for plastic surgery…

But he transformed and improved his appearance because he once had low self-esteem.

Miyyo is now exhausted and stressed out from all the public comments he received for something that he chose to do.

He’s now begging the public to stop bashing him.

“I HAVE had enough. Please stop condemning me. Please try to understand my situation and stop dehumanizing and cursing me. It is very stressful.”

It persists to be seen if Miyyo will go over more operations in the future but he said that he is currently satisfied with the outcomes. The public criticism was too much but somehow, Miyyo did his best to turn this negativity into an excuse to promote his business further.

Do you think Miyyo looks like Squall? What do you think of his decision to have plastic surgery? Sound off in the comments section below.