The saying goes age is just a number and it doesn’t matter. Twelve year old model Akama Miki is taking that saying to heart as she has declared her love for Zhang Muyi, a 24-year old Chinese pop star and he loves her back. Their declaration of love is causing quite the controversy.

Zhang and Akama are in love and they are not afraid to let anyone know, even though she is not even close to being an adult. The two have posted pictures of themselves on the Chinese social networking site Sina Weibo, posted affectionate messages of love for each and exchanged private emails through the site. It is very clear they are both into each other and that has many up in arms. Seriously I think it is freaking disgusting, he is a grown man and she is not even a teen yet.

When Miki was eight years old Muyi was hired as her music coach. In the last four years the two have grown closer and are now in love. In fact the Canadian born model wrote this little message on her man’s Sina Weibo page ‘Wait until I’m old enough to marry you, and then I’m going to say “I do”‘ So that isn’t too bad a little crushy but wait until hear what he said to her, this will get your blood flowing for sure. ‘I simply can’t wait for these next four birthdays of yours to pass, I’m counting down each one” Tell me that didn’t just gross you out a lot. I guess in Canada age 16 makes it legal to marry or have sex with someone who is older than 18. Their love blossomed as the couple began recording songs together, making videos and one thing led to another. If you browse the below gallery of photos you can see that there is clearly a love there, you can also check out their post so each other on the Sina Weibo social networking site right here. You can’t access all the good stuff but you can acces some of it.

Once the couple declared their love for each other they started trending on Tweitter and all the haters came out. Some were talking about not only how disturbing and wrong the relationship was but there were even those who claim the whole relationship is nothing but a publicity stunt. Zhang sent this response to all of those who are criticizing his relationship with Akama ‘There’s nothing we can do about this, nor do we feel the need to prove anything to these people.’All we can do is continue to persevere with our love, our life, and being together.”

I am going to jump on the this is gross bandwagon here for a second. I have seen the picutres, watched the below video and read their declarations of love and I just think it is wrong. Adult and child that is all I have to say about that. I wonder what the heck her parents think or if they even knew before the story broke for all to see.

What do you think about 12-year old model Akama Miki dating 24-year old Chinese pop star Zhang Muyi?