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    Sohu founder Charles Zhang has recently denied social media rumors that he and Taylor Swift are dating after Chinese netizens speculated that he could be the pop singer’s new target.

    It’s just a rumor. I have no interest in foreign women,” the 52-year-old CEO of the Chinese internet company said on live streaming platform, Qianfan, on Friday morning.

    While Tay Sway goes through relationships like other people go through socks, Zhang added that he did not even know who she was.

    According to Shanghaiist, a completely fictional rumor that a middle-aged Chinese tech tycoon and “America’s number one singer” were an item first made the rounds Chinese social media site Weibo.

    Netizens somehow theorized that Swift was the singer, but they did not know who the tycoon could be.

    Zhang’s livestream went viral on Weibo with users claiming he was pretending to be uninterested in the pop/country star, which offended some of Swift’s fans.

    All at once, he offended every foreign woman [with his statement],” one internet user wrote, according to South China Morning Post.

    Others have pointed out that based on Swift’s dating history, Zhang probably would not be her type either.

    It’s not as if Taylor would be interested in him,” another user commented.

    Swift’s long line of high-profile relationships include Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner, Joe Jonas, singer John Mayer, Scottish singer Calvin Harris, as well as One Direction member Harry Styles, and, most recently, English actor Tom Hiddleston.

    It appears that Zhang and the 27-year-old singer will not be seeing each other anytime soon, so Swift’s search for the new subject of her next album continues.

    Images via YouTube / Flickr / GabboT (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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