"I am unable to love a 50-year-old woman, (...) I think it's too old." Lively controversy in 2019, when Yann Moix said this sentence in an interview with Marie-Claire. Four years later, on the set of "Quelle époque!" on France 2, the writer, invited to promote the first volume of his diary Hors de moi (Grasset), returned to it.
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There are people who prefer much older women. And there are also women who adore much younger men, "began by explaining Yann Moix to the actress Zahia Dehar who felt that many men thought like him. "I am a Brigitte Macron man, that's all I am," defended the director of "Podium" before Léa Salamé, who knew him and rubbed shoulders with him in "On n'est pas couché", rectifies. "Besides, that's not entirely true. Besides, you're lying! You beat up 50-year-old women!" she said to her ex-sidekick to the laughter of the spectators.
The person concerned did not deny the words of the morning France Inter. "Indeed, I beat 50-year-old women, everyone knows it," he even confirmed. "But yes, his wife was 49 when he said that," the presenter said.
In an interview with the "Figaro La Nuit" last April, Yann Moix already evoked this controversial exit on his preferences in terms of women, assuming it. "I don't regret and I don't understand. I did not say that women over 50 were not beautiful. I said I didn't want them, is it my fault? " he told Thibaut Gauthier.
"It has a reactionary je-ne-sais-quoi"
Yann Moix on Léa Salamé in Hors de moi (Grasset)
Should we see it as a vengeful jab of Léa Salamé? In his latest book, Yann Moix does not spare him. "Her favorite game is to skull in front of her hierarchy that she pretends not to fear. Although she lines up moral lessons in her morning show on national radio, she has nothing in common with the left. She has a reactionary je-ne-sais-quoi," he wrote about her.