Hong Kong property tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung has told reporters that he will pay $120M as a dowry for any man who marries his lesbian daughter Gigi Chao. The last time he made such an offer, it was for a paltry $60M, and reportedly drew 20,000 applications.
“I don’t want to interfere with my daughter’s private life, I only hope for her to have a good marriage and children as well as inherit my business,” Cecil told Malaysian newspaper Nanyang Siang Pau on Monday.
Gigi Chao is a well-known LGBT activist in Hong Kong and has been in a committed partnership for nine years. She told the South China Morning Post that she has repeatedly asked her father to stop offering this marriage bounty, to no avail.