Daughter of Hong Kong Tycoon Says ‘I’m Still A Lesbian, Dad’
REMEMBER the Hong Kong tycoon who offered his lesbian daughter loads and loads of money to marry a man and not a woman? Well, last week, he double his offer. For £40million, she could’ve pocketed the money, lived very, very comfortably forever and been the most miserable lesbian on the planet, kept apart from the love of her life because her dad is, in no uncertain terms, a bit of a backward dick.
Well, the daughter – Gigi Chao – has written an open letter to pops, asking her dad to “treat her like a normal, dignified human being” and accept her relationship.
Chao, marvellously not turning this into a political point-scoring exercise (unlike Jezebel no doubt who will have gathered up their writers to fuss over this in a bid to make it all about themselves) and said: ”There are plenty of good men, they are just not for me.”
The trouble here is that Hong Kong doesn’t recognise same-sex unions. That said, homosexuality was decriminalised in ’91 so Chao is in no danger of getting in trouble (apart from with her dad). Her dad, who never married himself (so possibly not the best person to get advice from on the sanctity of marriage), said that his huge cash prize generated many replies from potential suitors (funny that).
In the letter, Ms Chao said she was sorry that people had been saying “insensitive things” about her father. “The truth is, they don’t understand that I will always forgive you for thinking the way you do, because I know you think you are acting in my best interests.”
She aded: “As your daughter, I would want nothing more than to make you happy. But in terms of relationships, your expectations of me and the reality of who I am, are not coherent.”
She continued that she did not expect her father and her partner “to be best of friends,” but stated “it would mean the world to me if you could just not be so terrified of her, and treat her like a normal, dignified human being”. “I’m sorry to mislead you to think I was only in a lesbian relationship because there was a shortage of good, suitable men in Hong Kong.”
Ms Chao signed off with: “Patiently yours.”