Jackie Chan called a 'hypocrite' for filming controversial ad

21 April 2013 / 3 years 6 months ago

Jackie Chan (成龍) has been called a hypocrite for filming a controversial advertisement. The martial arts superstar filmed a “Coming Out for Equality‘ PSA campaign ad for GLAAD, the leading international community in supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights.The commercial ad, titled “Jackie Chan comes out‘¦‘ features Jackie literally coming out of a closet after he states the words, “It’s not enough to talk about those fighting for freedom, for equality, until you are one of those fighting.‘The ad was well-received in the foreign and international press, but Jackie was bombarded with criticisms for his hypocrisy by the Hong Kong community, reported Apple Daily.Netizens found it to be “utterly disturbing‘ and hypocritical that Jackie, who once spoke against democracy and human rights in Hong Kong and China, would come out to support a campaign that entails advocacy for equality.Labeled as a Communist lover, Jackie sparked backlash when he openly declared the United States to be the “most corrupt [country] in the world‘ during a television interview for his film, CZ12 , last year. Jackie enticed further outrage when he went on to say that “[he’s] not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not,‘ and that Chinese people “[needed] to be controlled.‘Jackie’s GLAAD, ad was widely circulated online. Hong Kong singer, Anthony Wong (黃耀明), shared the ad on his Facebook account, and wrote, “Will Jackie do the same thing for us in Hong Kong and mainland China?‘

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