Don’t sugarcoat it Jackie, tell us how you really feel:
‘If you talk about corruption, the entire world, the United States has no corruption?’ Chan asked the host. Chan then referred to America as ‘the most corrupt in the world.’
‘Where does this Great Breakdown (financial crisis) come from? It started exactly from the world, the United States,’ Chan told the interviewer. ‘When I was interviewed in the U.S., people asked me, I said the same thing.
Wow, I don’t recall seeing Jackie on the National Review Cruise, but clearly, this is someone who is not a fan of Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter’s Community Reinvestment Act. (Whether he knows it or not):
Just kidding — Jackie is of course thrilled with having the government manipulating the housing market; he wants to see government controlling everything:
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.
And note this:
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.
I wonder if he ever runs into Thomas Friedman or Jane Fonda at cocktail parties?