Back in October, Gigi Chao told the Daily Telegraph: “At first I was entertained by it, and then that entertainment turned into the realisation and conviction that I am a really lucky girl to have such a loving daddy, because it’s really sweet of him to do something like this. It’s not that he can’t accept me. It’s that he can’t accept how society would view me and the status that it would incur.”
She did not agree with him, but said she understood why he was doing it. Civil partnerships are not recognised in Hong Kong. However, after receiving nearly two thousand emails in a week, and hundreds of letters and phone calls from suitors all over the world, Ms Chao also asked her father to withdraw the offer, publicly. Without success, it seems.
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