Japanese billionaire cancels TV show about his plan to find a girlfriend and fly her around the moon in a spaceship

Citing “personal reasons” that don’t exactly confirm that he couldn’t find a girlfriend but we can probably assume that anyway, the e-commerce and fashion entrepreneur’s Full Moon Lovers project is a failure to launch.

Yusaku Maezawa first announced the, uh, unconventional TV show in collaboration with AbemaTV this month, opening up applications to single women over 20. He’s 44, divorced, and has three kids.

The website linked has since been scrubbed and replaced with an update about the show, but according to The Verge, the original text promised “special dates” for prospective moon-girlfriends with Maezawa.

“I want to shout our love and world peace from outer space,” he explained at the time. Despite some 27,000 applications, however, love and world peace is now cancelled.

Maybe try Tinder next time, my dude.

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