Tycoon Upsets Gay Daughter By Offering $120 Million to Any Man Who Marries Her

Dad refuses to stop embarrassing his daughter even though she's been in a nine-year relationship with her girlfriend

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Gigi Chao, the daughter of Hong Kong property tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, reacts while reading marriage proposal emails at her office in Hong Kong Sept. 27, 2012.

A Hong Kong property tycoon has doubled the dowry for any man who marries his lesbian daughter. The sum now stands at a cool $120 million.

Cecil Chao Sze-tsung told Malaysian newspaper Nanyang Siang Pau on Monday that he has not finished trying to arrange a straight match for openly gay Gigi Chao, 33. The last time he made the offer of a reward — then a mere $60 million — 20,000 suitors applied.

“I don’t want to interfere with my daughter’s private life,” said Cecil, not too convincingly. “I only hope for her to have a good marriage and children as well as inherit my business.”

News of the offer has left Sean Eav, Gigi Chao’s partner for nine years, “distraught,” reports the the South China Morning Post. Gigi Chao has spoken of the couple’s anguish at her father’s behavior and told the Post that she has repeatedly asked him to stop offering the bounty.

Gigi Chao is a highly respected LGBT activist in Hong Kong and a founding member of the local gay rights group Big Love Alliance.

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18 comments
hostitulator
hostitulator

All she has to do is marry some john .. give him  $10 mil .. keep $110 mil.  .. divorce said john .. and move to some island with girlfriend .. happily ever after

fasi28123
fasi28123

hy gigi am fasiulla khan n am 24 y old am from india I give u challenge-u just expend 40 days with me ill win ur heart accept my cha...

quatra
quatra

Chao, scrap her out of your will unless.... I think she will prefer to marry a man receiving the 120 million plus inheriting your business rather than sleeping head to toe. Oh, and read up on Machiavelli. He knew how to deal with unruly people. And Gigi, girl, this is a business deal and you might even like it. At least the money.




 

straydog
straydog

I can't believe how incredibly disrespectful this man is being to his daughter. Giving a man money to marry your daughter isn't dowry, it's selling off your daughter as though she was an animal. Absolutely disgusting.

RameshKGNaik
RameshKGNaik

“Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” ― Oprah Winfrey


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InisMagrath
InisMagrath

Cecil Chao Sze-tsungwill someday finally learn that all the money in the world cannot buy the love of his daughter. Only his own unconditional love for her can do that.

Handthumb
Handthumb

I'd marry her and let her keep her girlfriend. It'd be a win win! 

sarahanngilbert
sarahanngilbert

As long as women, worldwide, are thought as property, fathers and future-sons-in-law will think that they can buy their way into relationships. I'm not sure how this is philosophically different than selling your daughter into prostitution. I appreciate Gigi Chao's ability to laugh at this situation. It shows her strength and her human capacity to deal with such a public and offensive "business" proposition.

PaulBodnick
PaulBodnick

Maybe they could have a three way relationship. That would be a win win situation for all parties.

MaseWehrle
MaseWehrle

The reverse question-would you 'go gay' for 120mil.

PeterJamesHerz
PeterJamesHerz

Sounds like the plot to a good / sadistic / funny romantic comedy

aloudernoise
aloudernoise

It's sickening. Leave her alone for goodness sake!

hostitulator
hostitulator

@aloudernoise  all she has to do is marry some john .. collect the  $120 mil. split it with said john .. and retire with her girlfriend .. happily ever after