How far would you go for a publicity stunt? Apparently, in China, they would go as far as (almost) branding themselves a pedophile.
Akama Miki, a 12-year-old Canadian child model and singer, who has about 500,000 Weibo (a Chinese social network platform similar to Twitter) followers, has gone public about her relationship with Zhang Muyi, a 24-year-old Chinese pop star.
The duo claimed that they are madly in love despite their age difference and their odd relationship has obviously caught the attention of thousands. (Source)
Especially on the regional level, as they are both popular icons in China:
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Both were also seen being pretty vocal about their love for each other, with Miki posting up messages like, “Wait until I’m old enough to marry you, and then I’m going to say ‘I do’” and Muyi responding with, “I simply can’t wait for these next four birthdays of yours to pass, I’m counting down each one”.
The response also included a photo of them sharing cake on Miki’s 12th birthday.
See. It’s weird to even say, “12th birthday”.
Their relationship and public displays of affection (read: undying love declarations) have since gone on to upset many fans/followers. Much more so when Muyi has denied any claims that his relationship with Miki is merely a publicity stunt. He has reportedly explain, “Many people have doubted us and our love story. There’s nothing we can do about this, nor do we feel the need to prove anything to these people. All we can do is continue to persevere with our love, our life, and our being together.” (Source)
How this is legitimate or legally right, we’re not sure. The pair continues to trend on Twitter as the news of their apparent romance spread. (Source)
Our thoughts? Strip away the model/singer/pop star titles and you’ll find so many wrongs in this union. But that’s not our obstacle to overcome.