A French author and television presenter, Yann Moix is facing backlash after he said that women over 50 years old are “incapable” of love. Talking to Marie-Claire magazine (French Edition), the French goof who is 50 years old himself, said, “Come on now, let’s not exaggerate! That’s not possible … too, too old. “ He went onto rag on old women some more while adding that he preferred East Asian women, reports The Guardian. Well, these comments didn’t go over so well with the French community who were outraged by the old curmudgeon’s ageist stance.
Yann Moix is an award-winning writer who has been known to say outlandish statements to garner attention. But these statements seem to really have drawn the ire of old French people. In his interview with Marie Claire magazine, he said that old women were “invisible” and that he preferred younger women around 25 years old. “I prefer younger women’s bodies, that’s all. End of. The body of a 25-year-old woman is extraordinary. The body of a woman of 50 is not extraordinary at all,” he said.
Additionally, he said that he preferred to date Asian women, especially, “Koreans Chinese, and Japanese.” As to why, he said, “It’s perhaps sad and reductive for the women I go out with but the Asian type is sufficiently rich, large, and infinite for me not be ashamed.”
What a French romantic! What does that last statement even mean? Seems like a very author thing to say to describe Asian women. “Sufficiently rich,” like in Asian women buttocks are sufficiently rich? Or your beautiful slanted almond eyes are “infinite?” Oh ho ho parle voix francais! This must be that irresistible French charm.
Not surprisingly, people called him out. Journalist Colombe Schneck posted a picture of a 50 year’s backside on his twitter, with the comment, “Voila, the buttocks of a woman aged 52…what an imbecile you are, you don’t know what you’re missing, you and your tiny paunchy brain.”
French MP Olivia Gergoire tweeted, “Very classy Yann Moix. Very very classy. But like stupidity and vulgarity have no age, it’s reassuring in his case as I doubt many women want (these qualities).”
While other’s posted pictures of famous women over 50 such as Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry.
Although, Moix felt a lot of heat from the backlash he stood his ground. “I like who I like and I don’t have to answer to the court of taste,” he told RTL radio via BBC. He added that he was not “responsible” for who he liked, however, he noted that he was no catch either. “50-year-old women do not see me either! They have something else to do than to get around a neurotic who writes and reads all day long. It’s not easy to be with me.”
It’s great that’s he blessing all these young Asian women with his love, but seriously what’s with all these gross white dudes and their affection toward Asian women.