Jackie Chan Says Freedom is For Chumps, Not Chinese Folk

Man, I love reporting on all the crazy things Jackie Chan says. If Uncle Jackie isn’t sticking his foot in his mouth regarding one of his American movies, he’s telling his fellow Chinese citizens that they don’t need none of them fancy freedom whatchamacallits. In fact, according to Uncle Jackie, Chinese people needs to be controlled like simple little puppets. Okay, he didn’t really go that far, but you gotta figure ol Jackie’s going out of his way to please his Mainland Chinese overlords.

Says Chan during a forum on media and democracy in China (via Variety):

“I’m not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not. 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,” said the 55-year-old Chan. “I’m gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled. If we’re not being controlled, we’ll just do what we want,” Chan said.

Yup, and why would people want to do what they want? It’s way better to be told how to live one’s life. Chan goes on:

Chan also took aim at Chinese young people, saying, “They like other people’s things. They don’t like their own things,” adding that they needed to develop their own style.

Meanwhile, China still says Chan’s recent film, the gangster flick “The Shinjuku Incident” is too violent for Mainland Chinese audiences. Because, you know, the Chinese people have never seen violent movies before, and gosh, it would like do all sorts of things to them to be exposed to the sight of people being killed onscreen.

Below: When asked to clarify his anti-freedom comments, Jackie responded, “Look, jazz hands!”



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  • Ken

    Our Jackie’s verbal utterances reflect his vacuous real life character. When he was ‘outted’ for having an extra-marital affair, Jackie showed true courage, and gave only his version of events, and refused to answer any questions – justification – because he was so unhappy that he’d just have to use foul language!
    Good one Jackie. Perhaps you fool yourself all of the time, but for the rest of us…

  • Ken

    Our Jackie’s verbal utterances reflect his vacuous real life character. When he was ‘outted’ for having an extra-marital affair, Jackie showed true courage, and gave only his version of events, and refused to answer any questions – justification – because he was so unhappy that he’d just have to use foul language!
    Good one Jackie. Perhaps you fool yourself all of the time, but for the rest of us…

  • milan

    hi jackie i m a great fawn of yours. i am from nepal a beautiful country. i have watched a lot of films more than 100 may be plese contact to me i am very curisious to see your photo please send me your best phooto pleeeeeease

  • milan

    hi jackie i m a great fawn of yours. i am from nepal a beautiful country. i have watched a lot of films more than 100 may be plese contact to me i am very curisious to see your photo please send me your best phooto pleeeeeease

  • buasudah

    phahahahahahhahahhahaaaaaahahahahahahah..

    jackie chan rules !!!!

  • buasudah

    phahahahahahhahahhahaaaaaahahahahahahah..

    jackie chan rules !!!!