In 2012, a Hong Kong gagillionaire named Cecil Chao Sze-tsung offered more than $100 million to find his daughter a husband. The only problem? She's a lesbian. Denial is expensive. When she didn't select an appropriate man because she's a lesbian, Mr. Chao upped the ante to $130 million and that's when his daughter Gigi Chao had had enough.
Recently, Ms. Chao wrote her dad a letter asking him to stop the money scheme and accept her sexuality and her partner, Sean Eav. The couple have been together for nine years and reportedly married in France two years ago.
"I know it's difficult for you to understand how I could feel romantically attracted to a woman; I suppose I can't really explain it either. It just happens, peacefully and gently," she wrote in the letter, which was published in the South China Morning Post on Wednesday and circulated to other Hong Kong media. …
"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. There are plenty of good men. They are just not for me." …
"My regret is that you have no idea how happy I am with my life, and there are aspects of my life that you don't share."
While Mr. Chao's response has yet to be reported, here's hoping he'll put aside his coins for a chance to be close with his daughter again. Oh, and apparently Chao the elder is like the Wilt Chamberlain of Hong Kong and has slept with 10,000 ladies, so there's that.