Have you heard of the classic tune “You and me against the world” by Helen Reddy?
This might be the appropriate theme song for a 24-year-old Chinese popstar and a 12-year-old model who have apparently fallen for one another, sending social media in their country and around the world into a frenzy.
Akama Miki, 12, declared her love to Zhang Muyi, twice her age and is definitely an adult, and it appears the feeling is mutual.
Miki’s a popular young star in China with a huge following – about 500,000 on the Chinese social network Weibo – and only follows one person back: Muyi.
The two have exchnaged sweet nothings to each other and a number of photos of themselves together on Weibo.
While there’s no suggestion of a physical relationship, Muyi wished her a happy 12th birthday and vowed to wait “four more birthdays” until Miki is a legal age.
Miki responded: “I will always love you and you will be my darling forever!!!”, attaching a couple of love hearts at the end.
The photo of the pair touching fingers by the water at night, expressing a kiss, has created quite a stir.
Although many have been quick to call the relationship a fake and a publicity stunt, such act is quite disturbing for a 24-year-old to pretend to be in love with a child to boost his showbiz career.