Jackie Chan Hates America, the ‘Most Corrupt’ Country in the World

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Everyone’s favourite foreigner Jackie Chan is getting a little too big for his boots, in my opinion. Much like the United States loved Psy when he was just a goofy, harmless Asian guy prancing around, then hated him when he pointed out that America has killed a lot of innocent people, so Jackie Chan has gone rogue.

We all liked the way that he managed to phonetically blunder his way through scripts like Rush Hour, then became incapable of talking English when asked to veer off-script. We liked him when he was doing slapstick fighting in films. But as soon as he airs political views that are seen as detrimental to the United States, this guy becomes public enemy number one.

He called out the good ol’ US of A on a Hong Kong TV show this past weekend, and boy did he do it with a bang.

To start off with he came right out and said it: America is “the most corrupt country in the world.”

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Ouch. I mean, Julian Assange saying that is one thing, but the rubber-faced, loose-limbed guy from The Tuxedo? That shit hurts.

It gets worse, people:

Chan: Of course. Where does this Great Breakdown (financial crisis) come from? It started exactly from the world, the United States. When I was interviewed in the U.S., people asked me, I said the same thing. I said now that China has become strong, everyone is making an issue of China. If our own countrymen don’t support our country, who will support our country? We know our country has many problems. We [can] talk about it when the door is closed. To outsiders, [we should say] “our country is the best.”

Host: So he can’t get enough of his more than 20 ambassador titles. I think the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should ask him to be the ambassador to the United States.

Chan: Seriously, I am always like, when the door is closed, “Our country is like this and this. Who and who is not good.” But outside, “Our country is the best, like so and so, is the best.” You cannot say our country has problems [when you are outside], like “Yes, our country is bad.”

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I’m calling it now: there will be a huge boycott of Jackie Chan’s films no matter how much they make small children squeal with enjoyment. Because we cannot have someone saying something like that.

(It’s also worth pointing out that Chan actually has a lot of stupid political views – such as “”Chinese people need to be controlled, otherwise they will do whatever they want.”)

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Comments

  1. Robert Hill says

    He may hate us, but he sure as hell loves those Yankee greenbacks!
    Maybe he can move to Russia and “Rootin Putin” will embrace him with open arms!

  2. Jason Nguyen says

    I am a big fan don’t get me wrong. I have loved this actor for years since early 90s when he was popular back then. Who is he to say? How sad he has become pro communist china recently, when the country gives him love was hong kong and other Asian countries. Not china. And it was not for collaboration withHollywood, he would not been known more around the world. What does he know about politics? If only judging on political structure, how the U.S is the most corrupted country in the world when countries names like China, Vietnam or some south American countries ring more bell? He’s becoming more and more a puppet of Chinese Media.

  3. Oh Come On Now says

    He was defending China and he never said he “hates America.”

    Why do you have to sensationalize everything??

  4. Diane Eileen says

    Yes, no doubt Jackie Chan is a complete shame. Here he is singing about how fun it is to live in Tibet. Yep just one big dance party. Ahem 1 million people have been tortured and murdered in Tibet by the PRC since 1949. 108 monks have burned themselves alive in 3 months to bring attention to this disgrace. But Jackie sings. http://youtu.be/vZrITY6kgkk

  5. Pepsi says

    I think folk from all backgrounds and countries need to walk a day in Jackie Chan’s shoes to try and understand where he is coming from. Everyone is allowed their own opinion, all the guy wants is for everyone in this world to get on and live nicely together. Even I don’t think that’s a lot to ask. People should open their eyes and minds more, as well as their hearts, maybe we’d get somewhere then. Let’s also not forget that Jackie Chan’s great heart and amazing deeds for others around the world far outweigh not so good comments he’s made in the past. He’ll always be loved.

  6. Frank says

    Personally, I would never make any accusatory statement like: “America is most corrupt country in the world”, not because I am afraid of it, but because I just can make any accusations without good solid evidence.

    On the other hand, a s a non-American, I think I see where some of the resentment that many non Americans feel about Americans comes from,

    If we’re talking about that global or political Americans, obviously, people feel reservations to anyone who even remotely looks liek a bully, and with all that power America has, many people seem to perceive it exactly that way-as a superpower often loosing control over its sense of domination…or domineering, perhaps…

    Unlike some people, I do support US intervening to help those in need ( e.g. deprived, marginalized and discriminated peoples that were bullied by their neighboring or some other nations, or by their own authocratic leaders, but the ideal is lost if the liberator itself ( th US) turns into a bully (often a latent/sly one)….

    One other point that some non-Americans might not be comfortable with American is something that very few people involved in the “Why the world resents Americans mention”, and that is the fact that the American culture is simply much different from other cultures around the world, in other words , average Americans, as much as I really like them for their simplicity and frankness, indeed seem not to have much in common with other cultures, in terms of values and behavior (communication style, conduct, habits, life-style etc.).

    I think this latter aspect should be studied and discussed more, for it may be precisely within the cultural domain that some of the resentment to Americans may be hidden…and it shouldn’t be that way…ordinary mortals all over the world should stick together more..

    cheers

    Frank