Remember the Japanese billionaire who was accepting applications for a girlfriend to fly with him to the moon in 2023? Well, it looks like he's no longer looking.
Sorry, ladies, but Yusaku Maezawa, the 44-year-old founder and former chief of Japan's largest fashion retailer, Zozotown, has announced that he's withdrawing from the documentary that was supposedly going to chronicle his search for love.
"Due to personal reasons, I have informed AbemaTV yesterday with my decision to no longer participate in the matchmaking documentary, hence requested for the cancellation of the show," the mogul shared on his Twitter account.
He said that he decided to do drop out of the documentary as he had "mixed feelings" about his participation. He also expressed his deep regret for his decision, especially with "27,722 women, with earnest intentions and courage, had used their precious time to apply."
Yusaku ended his series of tweets with a formal apology. "I understand that I have disappointed many people—the applicants and all the staff from AbemaTV who were involved in the production—and I apologize to everyone for my unfavorable actions. I am truly sorry from the bottom of my heart."
Yusaku launched the campaign to find his "life partner" and flight companion to the moon on January 12. He first announced in 2018 that he would be the first passenger to privately fly to the moon via SpaceX, a company owned by Elon Musk, the CEO and founder of automotive and energy company Tesla.