“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.” Award-winning French novelist Yann Moix pointed out during an interview with French edition of Marie-Claire magazine.
50 himself, Moix’s comment that older women are invisible to him starred outrage online with a majority of women finding him irrelevant and obnoxious with one user posting that that women over 50 are now "breathing a collective sigh of relief at the bullet they've dodged."
Moix did not stop at “women at 50 are too old love” as he made additional remarks that he has a preference for Asian women – specifically Koreans, Chinese and Japanese. According to him, these Asian women are “sufficiently rich, large and infinite for me not to be ashamed.”
Later on, responding to the social media backlash in an interview with French radio station RTL, Moix chose to stand by his commentaries insisting that he did not regret making the remarks and that “everyone is a prisoner of their tastes,” adding that he is a “prisoner of himself.” He even jokingly added that “it’s not easy to be with me,” an indirect disclosure that he clearly has his own issues.
Not surprisingly, the outrage online drew in a number of prominent personalities who took issue with his view, questioning why he had to publicize his own preferences.
French journalist Colombe Schneck, 52, posted a photo of her bottom in protest to Moix’s comments captioning it: “Voila, the buttocks of a woman aged 52…what an imbecile you are, you don’t know what you are missing, you and your tiny, paunchy brain” (She later pulled down the post.)
French MP and a spokeswoman for Macron La Republique en Marche PARTY, Olivia George, 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 would want (these qualities).”
Other users shared photos of attractive women over 50 as they protested against Moix’s sentiments
Moix is a renowned author and has a number of literary accolades including the prestigious Prix Goncourt, and the Prix François Mauriac from the Académie Française. He is also a television presenter and has directed three films.
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