Saturday, April 18, 2009

Jackie Chan, Freedom Hater

I love Jackie Chan movies, especially the old Hong Kong ones. Then he had to go and run his mouth to a bunch of Chinese businessmen in Hainan:

"I'm not sure if it's good to have freedom or not," Chan said. "I'm really confused now. If you're too free, you're like the way Hong Kong is now. It's very chaotic. Taiwan is also chaotic."

Taiwan is chaotic? What does that mean? I suppose it means Taiwan doesn't put bloggers in jail. Or was he referring to the fact the Taiwanese government doesn't have carte blanche to bulldoze businesses and homes?

The irony is Jackie's most recent movie, Shinjuku Incident, isn't being screened on the mainland because it was deemed too violent. I wonder if he figured a little brown nosing would build goodwill with the CCP for the next time he wants a movie released in China.

1 comment:

person716348 said...

heres an article with the real translation of what he actually said.