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Movie Star Jackie Chan, a Communist Supporter, Calls America 'Corrupt'

194px-Jackie_Chan_by_Gage_Skidmore_optBY PAM LOBLEY


Jackie Chan is known for his light-hearted movies and incredible martial arts stunts.  His fun, escapist Hollywood films have earned millions of dollars and made him a beloved international star. However, he has critical words for the United States, calling us a “corrupt” country.

Does he get his kicks putting us down?

As reported in the Washington Post, Chan, who is from Hong Kong, is a big fan and defender of Communist China, and always praises China to outsiders. When asked in a TV interview if he felt that China was corrupt, he immediately declared that America is the most corrupt country in the world.

You can read a direct translation and even watch the original interview (in Chinese) here, on the Ministry of Tofu. I did not make that name up. I wish I did.

Mr. Chan blames the “Great Breakdown” (financial crisis) on corruption in the U.S.  That’s hardly a radical stance to take – there are many Americans who would agree with him on that. He has acknowledged in China that his own country “has problems,” but feels strongly that citizens should only praise their country to outsiders, and keep their criticisms for “when the door is closed.”

Chan is an active supporter of Communism and even responded to comments about censorship of his own films in China saying, “Chinese people need to be controlled, otherwise they will do whatever they want.”

Yeah, like have more than one child!  Those crazy Chinese!

Some in the blogosphere feel that Chan is putting himself in an odd position, criticizing the United States after he has enjoyed so much success here.  But rich movie stars are always bashing the U.S. – Sean Penn, Alec Baldwin, etc.  This is exactly what makes our country so admirable – freedom of speech. We citizens know that movie stars are just people, and people are free to publicly share their opinions.

After the interview, Chan was offered a nice cup of tea.  But then he realized, he could have a V8.

Pam Lobley writes the “Now That’s Funny” column.  Check out her blog:  Better Living Through Chaos! Follow her on twitter @plobley.

Comments (4)
4 Monday, 14 January 2013 23:28
I'm afraid your American history (i.e. propaganda) textbooks are heavily distorting the truth. The United States, despite its relatively short history, has had one of the bloodiest histories in all of human history:

From the genocide of the Native Americans and the enslavement of the Africans, to the imperial expansion into Mexican territories, the killings and lynchings against ethnic minorities, the atomic bombings and other atrocities during World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars, the imperialistic campaigns in the Middle East, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, etc.

The amount of bloodshed in the US's short 300 year history rivals all 4,000 years of China's history.

As for you bringing up the US's involvement in World War II... Do I need to remind you that the US owes China trillions in debt? China has loaned so much money to the US, but instead of paying that money back, the US instead bites the hand that feeds it...
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The facts seem to indicate that the United States is the most cosmopolitan country and the most enduring democracy that can serve the model for other countries to follow and represents the hope to the oppressed in the world to seek asylum. On the other hand, China’s territorial expansion had been accomplished on the blood of conquest wars and has produced the most cruel tyrants in the world.
I love Jackie Chan’s movies and have seen at least 90% of them. He is entitled to his own opinion even though it is distorted and sentimental. He should stick to what he knows best is martial arts and acting. Also, remember the United States tried to help China to fight the Japanese during the World War II.
Jackie Chan: “The most corrupt country is America”, Tây Sơn:”China has produced the most cruel tyrants in the world.”

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