Jackie Chan is new spokesperson for China company after son's arrest

24 September 2014 / 2 years 1 month ago

The Straits Times
Sep 23, 2014

You have heard of the sins of fathers being visited upon sons.

But now action superstar Jackie Chan seems to have it the other way around, and has replaced his son, actor Jaycee, as the celebrity spokesman for Chinese company Babi Food, said Ming Pao Daily News today.

Jaycee, who is under arrest in Beijing after a drug bust in his apartment last month, made an appearance as a spokesman for the company in March, said the report.

When Chan celebrated his 60th birthday in April, Jaycee presented him with longevity buns by the company.

But Chan is now the face in Babi's new posters, which appeared in Shanghai recently, said Ming Pao.

There is talk that he has stepped in to compensate the company for its loss. Certainly, the appearance of a superstar in its advertisement is a win for Babi, which sells breakfast snacks as lowly priced as 1 yuan, said the report.

Last week, Chinese prosecutors approved the arrest of Jaycee, 31, which means he can now be formally charged.

The police said they found more than 100g of marijuana in his home. The arrest has been an embarrassment for Chan, who once served as a spokesman for the China National Anti-Drug Committee, promoting anti-drug education.

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