What? Wang Leehom got mistaken as Jaycee Chan in English newspapers

13 January 2015 / 1 year 9 months ago

A newspaper from England wrongly identified Leehom Wang (王力宏) as Jaycee Chan (房祖名), the only son of Jackie Chan (成龍), when reporting about the latter’s arrest in Beijing, reports Jayne Stars.

Jaycee, Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (柯震東) and other artistes, were arrested by Mainland Chinese authorities last August for the use and possession of marijuana. At a court hearing held in Beijing on January 9, Jaycee admitted to using marijuana on four occasions with his friends at his Beijing home.

Jaycee was sentenced to six months of prison. Jaycee, who has been held in a Chinese prison since August, will be released on February 14, just in time to celebrate Lunar New Year with his family.

As a result of the court hearing, various international news outlets reported about Jaycee’s arrest and imprisonment. Recently, an English media outlet wrongly published a photo of Leehom and identified him as Jaycee when covering the incident.

Netizens who read the paper quickly uploaded a snapshot of the article online. Many Leehom fans said they felt disgruntled at the newspaper’s mistake.

Others laughed at the mishap, explaining that this was not the first time a western newspaper published a wrong photo of an Asian celebrity. Another international news outlet also mistook Viann Zhang (張馨予) as Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) when reporting about The Empress of China <武媚娘傳奇>.

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