Yann Moix says he prefers dating Asian women, especially Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.
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In addition to being an award-winning novelist, French author Yann Moix is also a misogynist and an ageist, who claims to be "incapable" of loving a woman aged over 50 because they are "too, too old" for him. The 52-year-old television presenter expressed this shocking notion during a 2019 interview with Marie-Claire magazine’s French edition, adding that women his own age were "invisible" to him. "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," expressed Moix.
#YannMoix needs to know that it takes a real man to appreciate a real woman.— Cheryl Ladd (@RealCherylLadd) January 9, 2019
I wouldn't look at him no matter what his age. #women #agingwithfreedom #charliesangels @marieclaire pic.twitter.com/Us35stMHyu
The controversial commentary didn't just end there as he revealed his preference for dating Asian women, specifically Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. "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 to be ashamed," continued Moix according to The Guardian. Soon the famous author found himself on the receiving end of criticism from netizens, however, instead of apologizing, he doubled down on his comment made to the magazine.
I’m 51 and the man I’m dating is a 34 y/o financial analyst & amateur rugby player. Yann Moix is incorrect. https://t.co/yDOiYD98e2— Molly Cantrell-Kraig 🧠 (@mckra1g) January 8, 2019
"... adding that he preferred to date Asian women, particularly Koreans, Chinese and Japanese." On behalf of the Asian community, I am imposing sanctions on Yann Moix 🚮 https://t.co/Psog57S3X5— Zing Tsjeng (@misszing) January 8, 2019
Moix went on to give another interview with The Time, and unsurprisingly, it didn't really help his case. Maintaining his stereotypical attitude towards women, the author went on to generalizing women even during this interview. "White western women tire me, they wear me out. They make my hair stand on end. I cannot stand them. I am not criticizing their exterior intellectual and professional legitimacy or that of being a mother," said Moix claiming that he dating western women didn't spark any joy for him. "I am saying that in the intimacy of a relationship they don’t bring me anything. I stopped going out with them a long time ago."
Bitch, please. May no one of any age ever sleep with this dumb idiot again for the rest of his dumb idiot life —> French author Yann Moix says women over 50 'too old' to love https://t.co/luGcg3YR6B— Amy Güth (@amyguth) January 9, 2019
While attempting to extinguish the fire his callous comment created, he accidentally started another one. "I don’t see this as pride, but almost like a curse. It’s not my fault," he said defending his comment on RTL Radio. He explained that he had no control over his tastes and thus couldn't do anything about it. "We are not responsible for our tastes, our penchants, our inclinations. I’m not here to hold forth on this. Every individual is a prisoner of their tastes. I’m a prisoner of mine," continued Moix. "These are words that I do not regret because they only concern me. I like who I want and I do not have to answer to the court of taste, which for me is a total absence of taste."
Women over 50 breathe a sigh of relief, warn 25-year-old women to avoid creepy French author Yann Moix. https://t.co/TTaGfXI6f0— Mary Dixon (@MaryLDixon) January 7, 2019
The author defended himself claiming 50-year-old women too didn't find him attractive. "Fifty-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," said Moix, according to BBC. Apparently, the French novelist doesn't just generalize when it comes to women. Previously, Judges of France’s top literary award, the Goncourt prize, decided to exclude Yann Moix’s autobiographical novel Orléans from the shortlist after antisemitic drawings and writings made by Moix in his 20s surfaced.
so yann moix says the body of women over 50 is not extraordinary at all... well you’re not exactly idris elba are you? oh and by the way these ladies who are all over 50 say hey 👋 pic.twitter.com/kOIJZa3Lu3— ruby (@rubynaldrett) January 8, 2019
Initially, he denied having written the text but that he had only drawn the images. However, he later admitted to writing them. During an interview with Libération, Moix denied being an antisemite. "I wrote, I drew, I produced crap. These texts and these drawings are antisemitic, but I am not an antisemite," said the author. "Today, the man I am is ashamed. The whole journey I have made since then, my journey as a man, is the story of someone who has tried to escape this toxic geography, to extract myself from this trap."
Women over 50 'too old' to love, French author Yann Moix says— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) January 8, 2019
What a happy coincidence! This 50-year-old woman could never love an up-his-own-arse French twat either. https://t.co/wLa4iZMaLp
Several women took to Twitter and expressed their relief at not having to deal with the attention of the "sexist" author. 52-year-old journalist and writer, Colombe Schneck, posted an image of her back and wrote: 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. Countless women followed suit and sent him picture of their backside. "I would like 50-year-old women to stop sending me photos of their bottoms and breasts," pleaded Moix according to the New York Times.
Grande classe Yann Moix.— Olivia Gregoire (@oliviagregoire) January 6, 2019
Grande grande classe.
Mais comme la bêtise et la vulgarité, elles, n’ont pas d’âge... c’est rassurant pour son cas dont je doute, d’ailleurs, que beaucoup de femmes veuille. @MarleneSchiappa @RixainMP https://t.co/K61ZbosxZa