Which is correct?

I'm what you made me


I'm who you made me

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    Personally, I don't much like usages like He is who he is. As that chart shows, it's still much less common than He is what he is, but it has started to gain some traction in recent decades (having been virtually unknown prior to 1960). I think it's just the influence of non-native speakers, not an enduring change in language use. May 27, 2016 at 16:04

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It depends.

If you are talking about the whole person in this context, then "who".

If the sentiment is, for example, "You're a monster!", then I would go with "I am what you made me."

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