Why was 43-year-old Lopez mocked and shamed and, yes, called a cougar for dating a 25-year-old backup dancer when her 46-year-old ex-husband Marc Anthony just married a 26-year-old Venezuelan and no one batted an eye?
And media mogul Rupert Murdoch was 68 when he married 30-year-old Wendi Deng. Maybe older single men these days are trying to relive their youth, or have swallowed the cultural nonsense that worship is to be reserved for the young. Gregor Robertson is available, after all, and is a handsome 50-year-old with a decent job and a full head of hair, which are pretty much the essential ingredients of all eligible paramours. Except that Qu spent a lot of time Tweeting and Facebooking photos of the two of them beaming at various events around town during the recent mayoral campaign, clearly relishing her role as an official ambassador for Tourism Vancouver and her friendship with the mayor, and clearly happy to share with the world whatever it is between them. Because, frankly, the bigger question for those of us who are puzzled by such things is why no one is labelling him a cougar.
When he married recently, it was to a 36-year-old, which for him, frankly, is almost ancient. (Okay, ugh.)Before you conclude that it is an affectation exclusive to the entertainment industry, consider that businessman Donald Trump was 58 when he married 34-year-old Melania Knauss. Maybe it’s an anthropological urge, the need to stalk the savannah outside the cave for the cream of the crop, seeking the fittest of fillies for the scattering of the precious seed. So if Vancouver’s recently separated mayor is, indeed, dating a younger woman — and he and the mayor’s office have been officially mum on the news that he is seeing Chinese-born pop singer Wanting Qu — what’s wrong with that?
Huang is known for his pro-unification sentiments, and has pull similar stunts before on Taiwanese musicians.
The Taiwanese flag, which is distinctly different from China’s, is a sore point for some Chinese, who view its display as activism for an independent Taiwan.
"As good friends, we wish each other all the success in the world.
My love and support for Wanting's family continues," said Robertson.Days later, Taiwanese media reported Chou had been banned from performing on Anhui TV’s Spring Festival Gala.The agency that booked the show also demanded that Twice’s management company, JYP, refund a 100,000 yuan deposit (about ,230).In a pair of provided quotes, both parties stressed that they remain friends."I'm very thankful for the time we had together and even though we are no longer a couple, we remain close friends," Qu said.Taiwan has ruled itself since 1949, after the Kuomintang fled the Chinese mainland after a civil war, but Beijing considers it a province of China.