Jackie Chan has become all the buzz on the internet. The action hero martial arts icon recently told Phoenix TV that “When you talk about corruption – the whole world, is there corruption in the United States? The most corrupt in the world!”
Chan made his remarks to a question about a recent controversy in China over censorship. Readers of the South China Morning Post , an English language Chinese newspaper, reacted mostly with outrage. 66 percent of the readers who participated in an online survey said they disagreed with Chan’s remarks.
“Sorry to read that Jackie feels that way. I think the American citizens should honour his feelings and boycott his movies from now on. He can get his corrupt money from China and see how far that gets his fading career. No more V8 for me either,” wrote albert.reichenbach.7.
MsCalibabe wrote: “Well I suggest that if Mr. Chan thinks that the USA is so corrupt then please do us and the rest of the film making community a favour and make your lousy films elsewhere. After all we wouldn’t want to expose him to corruption now would we.”
That readers of the South China Morning Post feel that way is not surprising. Chan recently directed remarks at Hong Kong, saying the country is an example of what happens when you let protest get out of control.