Many of my friends with the same age as me had started reaching puberty and I also started to think about who I liked. He said that when I would reach the age of dating, he would help me check them out.
At the time I did not understand what it meant, and he said he would not let me date bad guys, because it is very easy for people to get hurt.
Let’s not even focus on whether or not this is pedophilia.”“We should discuss this from the angle of pedophilia,” one netizen responds: “Because even though it is now disguised as ‘romantic love’, its base still essentially is the relationship between an adult and an 8-year-old girl.”Many others also say that this a “white-washing of pedophilia,” with some expressing that it makes them “feel like vomiting.”In response to the controversy, Miki addressed their engagement on Weibo in a lengthy blog post.
In her statement, Miki expresses the shock at the negativity surrounding their wedding engagement, saying that people are “turning this story into something they want it to be,” and that they are downgrading her to a “brainless girl” who has been “living in the dark” all her life.“I do want to correct something,” she writes:“There are people who are changing our story and are using the fact that I was 8 years old [when we met], and in doing so, are harming us and our loved ones.
Although some say their love is meant-to-be, others say it is a case of pedophilia.n 2012, it made international headlines when the then 24-year-old Chinese popstar Zhang Muyi publicly declared his love for 12-year-old Canada-born model Miki Akama.
In their articles, they are deleting the part that really matters: When I was 8, I met Muyi and he was my music teacher; teaching me how to sing and teaching me self-confidence.
By the time I was 12, my parents had let me read many books and see many movies, and I had a good education at school.
This is a sticky issue, and one that has many Circle of Moms members split over what's acceptable and what's not.
Others maintain that even a one-year age gap should be strictly forbidden in the teen-dating arena.
Here, Circle of Moms members share different opinions on whether a hard line should be drawn on age difference, and if so, where. One of the first factors moms should consider before deciding whether you approve of your child's dating relationship is how mature both the boy and girl are, says Circle of Moms member Louise M.