If you’re having a bad day, maybe you don’t want to continue perusing this because it’s hard not to want to slap this guy. French author and TV host Yann Moix, age 50, is promoting his latest book. As part of this effort, he gave an interview to Marie Claire during which he said that women aged 50 or over were “too old” and that he could never love one. Oh, but wait: It gets worse. He went on to say that woman who’d passed the five-decades mark were “invisible to him” and added, “I prefer the body of young women, that’s all. End of story. I don’t want to lie. The body of a 25-year-old is extraordinary. The body of a 50-year-old is not extraordinary at all.”
The body of a 25-year-old is extraordinary. The body of a 50-year-old is not extraordinary at all.
There’s something especially hateful about a human being so nonchalant and open about their prejudices, though some people have come to support Moix, saying he’s just speaking his truth—and airing exactly what is going through the minds of many males out there.
Uh … Have You Seen Halle Berry and Julia Roberts?
We side with the people who’ve shamed him for his callous remarks, posting photos on social media of the 50-plus females he’ll never get to go out with … Halle Berry and Julia Roberts, to name two. Others suggested that he’d better not be waiting for a dinner invite to French President Macron’s house, given that the First Lady Brigitte Macron is in her 60s.
Moix tried to shrug off the explosion of hatred heading his way, saying, “Every individual is a prisoner of their tastes. I’m a prisoner of mine. It takes nothing away from a woman of 50 years that I don’t want to sleep with her. … 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.”
We’re not buying it. Imagine if instead of talking about women over 50, Moix were talking about women of a certain race or religion. Would the comments be okay? Of course not. So let’s call out ageism when we see and hear it and shut it down. Life’s too short to put up with this kind of insulting idiocy. Shame on you, Monsieur Moix—and adieu. Your 15 seconds are over.