@eyeofjackiechan Fuck you Jackie Chan
— gary stranyord (@gstranyord153) January 13, 2013
Oh no he didn’t!!! >>Actor Jackie Chan calls U.S. ‘most corrupt’ country in the world is.gd/ZvqGyn
— Lucid Dream (@Anonlucid) January 12, 2013
Oh, no, he didn’t? Oh, yes, he did. In a Chinese television interview last month, Hong Kong-born box-office star Jackie Chan called America the “most corrupt” in the world. Washington Post columnist Max Fisher picked up on the remarks and lambasted Chan’s fervent anti-Americanism last week (emphasis added):
He is passionately political, a staunch defender of the Chinese Communist Party and harsh critic of anyone he sees as opposing Beijing. Today, that includes the United States.
Chan, responding to widespread criticism of China’s recent censorship of a popular newspaper, insisted in a Chinese TV interview that the United States is “the most corrupt country in the world.” He scolded Chinese who criticize their country in a way that foreigners can hear or see, adding that he’s careful to only praise China when giving interviews in the U.S.
Here are his comments, translated into English by Ministry of Tofu, which also has the video. It’s worth watching to see how animated he becomes when criticizing the U.S. and defending China.
Fisher’s column was spotlighted by the South China Morning Post, which was linked on Drudge Saturday:
Actor Jackie Chan calls USA ‘most corrupt’ country in world… drudge.tw/W11NAg
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) January 13, 2013
And now, the story has exploded:
Google searches for “Jackie Chan anti-American” going thru the roof. Is there a TV show talking about it or something? wapo.st/RKY4JF
— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) January 12, 2013
You know what else has exploded? The wrath of Chan’s American (and soon-to-be former) fans:
Speaking on a television show in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan says America is the most corrupt nation on earth .. Well .. Fuck you then
— JD Lalor (@TrollLalor92) January 12, 2013
— J (@JGMorris_) January 12, 2013
— Toughen Up America (@ToughAmerica) January 13, 2013
Not surprisingly, Chan’s official Twitter page shows him palling around with fellow anti-American celebrity vulture PSY:
Two thumbs up with PSY! fb.me/PCOb9qZD
— Jackie Chan (@EyeOfJackieChan) December 21, 2012
Thumbs up, ingrates!
— Mark G (@markg0077) January 13, 2013
Fun fact: This avowed communist propagandist is the 9th wealthiest star on the Forbes China Celebrity list. Chan’s latest and last movie, Chinese Zodiac, raked in nearly $35 million in China last week, debuts in other parts of Asia later this month, and opens in the U.S. later this summer.
Jackie Chan Still Kicks Ass at the Box Office:Chinese Zodiac Takes in Massive $34.6M After 4 Days in China ow.ly/gGAkP Opens Jan.30
— Star Cinema (@StarCinema) January 10, 2013
American moviegoers are exercising their free speech and kicking some ass themselves:
Jackie chan thinks the USA is the most corrupt in the world. Really? What’s china? Give back the money u made here & go back to hong kong!
— M. T. Peppermint (@MariePeppermint) January 13, 2013
Hey Jackie Chan, can you give us Americans back our corrupt dollars? We did go see all your movies after all.
— Jennifer Villanueva (@Jellybellys78) January 13, 2013
Here’s the most recent tweet on Chan’s official Twitter account:
— Jackie Chan (@EyeOfJackieChan) January 12, 2013
Not anymore, Chi-com tool.
Another “star” I will not be supporting anymore. Actor Jackie Chan calls USA ‘most corrupt’ country in world… drudge.tw/W11NAg”
— Natasja Yonce (@NatasjaYonce) January 13, 2013
— Elisha ^B^ (@ElishaNEWS) January 12, 2013
@eyeofjackiechan Sorry not gonna watch anymore of your movies. Tow the PARTY LINE in China…screw you.
— David Conard (@conard3) January 13, 2013
@repub9989 I’m done with anti-U.S. Jackie Chan, too. He does V8 commercials, also. That company should be notified they will lose consumers!
— Kathy (@lsbkkb) January 12, 2013
— Jeffrey (@Jeffrey_PHR) January 12, 2013