Woody Allen responds (link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/opinion/sunday/woody-allen-speaks-out.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0 )
The question I want to ask is why did Soon-Yi not get any flack for betraying her adopted mother by developing and, yes* choosing * to be in a relationship with mom’s boyfriend. Isn’t that pretty sleazy? She gave you a much much better life here in the States. A child’s betrayal against a parent is far worse than a boyfriend’s betrayal.
I wish both of them the best, I am of the firm belief that one should find happiness and love any way they can. My critique isn’t really about them, it’s more about us. Why did we find Allen’s betrayal against Farrow worse than Soon-Yi’s betrayal against Farrow? I think it has to do with a kind of irrational ‘ickiness’ factor. The much older man, the adopted Asian daughter of his girlfriend.