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08-01-2019, 15:32   #1
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French author, 50, says he's incapable of loving a woman of 50

obviously most men prefer younger women but this guy got some serious reaction against him for stating his preference. what do you think?

justified? or just older women threatened that they are sexually irrelevant?


A popular French author and television presenter has caused outrage after claiming he was “incapable” of loving a woman aged over 50.

Yann Moix, 50, told a glossy magazine: “Come on now, let’s not exaggerate! That’s not possible … too, too old.”

In the interview with Marie-Claire magazine’s French edition, Moix, the author of several prize-winning novels, added that women in their 50s 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,” he said.

Moix has won several literary prizes including the prestigious Prix Goncourt for a first novel and the Prix François Mauriac from the Académie Française for his 1996 debut work Jubilations Vers le Ciel, has directed three films and is the host of a popular TV talkshow.

His comments caused outrage on social media.

The journalist and writer Colombe Schneck, aged 52, published a photo of a backside on her Instagram account. “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.”

Feminist author Mona Chollet said Moix was a “sad sire”, while Laura Hulley, from the political section of the British Embassy in Paris, tweeted: “Happy new year, sexists everywhere!”

Former first lady Valerie Trierweiler tweeted here about Moix in the context of the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

French MP Olivia Gregoire, a spokeswoman for Macron’s La République en Marche (LREM) party, 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 want (these qualities).”
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i think he was very articulate and honest.

It's amazing how everyone is entitled to their opinion on not allowing other people have an opinion.

Good for him I say. And I will get on with my life without being offended.
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His president will keep the oul wans busy.
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On one hand it's not wrong for someone to say that they are attracted to a particular type. On the other hand saying that women over 50 were invisible is a bit of a dick move. there's more to a woman than their age/appearance.

I'd view it the same way if he'd said women with small breasts are invisible to him. He's very shallow.
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Meh, it's his personal taste, don't see why it's worthy of a debate. He prefers women in their 20's, fair enough.
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Have to agree with him when he says:

“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,”

I'd rather be feeling some nice melons compared to some prunes.
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His president will keep the oul wans busy.
it's rumoured that he likes the lads really.
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it's rumoured that he likes the lads really.
Heard that alright - if so, yer man will have a clear field altogether as the prez will keep the oul wans and the young lads out of the game.
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here's the wan who posted her arse btw. hard to tell if it's a decent one. judicious angle

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I myself prefer to be single, I think I'm Asexual.
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Hands up who's heard of Yann Moix before today?

Hands up who's heard of him now?

I'd say Monsiour Moix is feeling very pleased with his day's work.
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Meh, it's his personal taste, don't see why it's worthy of a debate. He prefers women in their 20's, fair enough.
Can't be saying things like that, we needed to get offended on behalf of these women, getting offended on behalf of others is vital in these challenging times.
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I don't think they will be beating his door down, whether he thinks he is capable of loving them or not.
Can't find any info on any relationships he has ever had.
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Hands up who's heard of Yann Moix before today?
Did he play outhalf for Biarritz back in '96?
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