French writer Yann Moix has raised a whole controversy of criticism by stating in public he cannot love a woman who is over 50 years old – even though he himself is 50.
Moix said his preference is for a younger woman in the 25-year-old category because there is no comparison with an older woman.
His comment has raised a storm, even in Hollywood. A number of celebrity women have criticised him severely for his words while others have sarcastically remarked he does not know what he is missing by making this decision.
His critics on social media included Marina Foïs and the journalist Colombe Schneck.
Moix’s reply was that he was being honest and he said that nobody has a right to interfere in the choices he makes.