The author, aged 50 himself, even said that he prefers Asians to Western women. Sadly, with every word that came out of his mouth, he just kept getting more and more hate from women everywhere.
Dorothy L. Sayers once said, " Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force." Older women exude a certain grace and poise about them that I assume only comes with age. I mean, it's like fine wine — the older you get, the better it is. With age, you also grow wiser and smarter and is there anything that can beat someone that exudes confidence in every stride?
You learn to ignore negativity and show people their place, so when someone, irrespective of how famous they are, tells you that you're not worth it, are you going to sit back and listen to it? Of course not! Well, it all started when Yann Moix, an award-winning French author, director, and presenter made quite the insensitive (and frankly misogynistic) comment about women who were 50 years and older.
Moix, who ironically is 51 himself, told Marie Claire magazine that women over the age of 50 were "too old" to love and were "invisible" to him. According to BBC, he said, "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." As if that wasn't enough, he went ahead to mention that he preferred women from a specific race, as well.
He mentioned that he preferred Asian women more, especially the "Koreans, Chinese 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." It seemed like with every word that came out of his mouth, his misogyny and racism were revealed. The saddest part about all of this was that this came from a man who claimed to be a "feminist".
As expected, people called him out on this, and he felt the need to justify himself. He explained to The Times that these comments came up only after he was questioned on his inability to get into a stable relationship and his lack of desire to start a family. He continued to stand by his words when he said that he can't be held responsible for his tastes, his penchants, or his inclinations, USA Today reports.
"... 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
"We are not responsible for our tastes, our penchants, our inclinations," Moix said. "I’m trying to be honest. Of course, I have a problem, I’m an adolescent, I’m a child and I don’t interest women in their 50s either. They’ve got better things to do than to drag a neurotic around who spends his time yelling and reading and likes doing things that only excite children. It’s not easy to be with me."
"I don’t see this as pride, but almost like a curse. It’s not my fault," he also told France's RTL radio. If you thought he was done, he also told The Times, "White western women tire me, they wear me out. They make my hair stand on end. I cannot stand them." Soon enough, women took to social media, because they thought he needed to be educated.
French comedian Marina Foïs, joked in a tweet, that she only had one year and 14 days left to sleep with the author, as she'd turn 50 then. Laura Hulley, a member of the British Embassy’s political section in Paris wrote: Happy new year, sexists everywhere! Signed Yann Moix, who only dates Asian women at least 10 years younger than him, because, you know, women have an expiration date.