The 50-year-old French author Yann Moix, the well-known TV presenter and Renaudot literary prize winner in 2013, released the controversy over statements claiming to be "unable to love a 50-year-old woman" because he finds them "too old" ".
"I tell you the truth, at the age of 50, I cannot love a 50-year-old woman," says Moix in an interview published this month in the French edition of Marie Claire on the occasion of the launch of her last book of love breakdown. Rompre.
The author believes that women of that age are "invisible" in their eyes and prefer "the bodies of young women".
"I'm not going to lie to you, the body of a 25 year old woman is extraordinary, the body of a 50-year-old woman is not at all, but it is not a pathology for men who can only fall in love with women in 25 years. I could fall in love with one of 40 ".
In the same interview, he says that he is currently with a young Asian girl and that he only goes out with "Korean, Japanese or Chinese".
Many public figures in the world replied in French. "50-year-old woman (and more) has had enough wisdom not even to look at a pathetic stupid," said assistant mayor of Levallois (west of Paris), Isabelle Balkany, from the Los Republicanos party on Twitter.