Skip to comments.Jackie Chan calls US 'most corrupt' country in the world
Posted on 01/12/2013 7:07:53 AM PST by Pinkbell
Hong Kong action hero Jackie Chan has once again provoked criticism, this time from an American blogger, after suggesting on Chinese television that the US is the "most corrupt" country in the world.
"When you talk about corruption -- the whole world, is there corruption in the United States? The most corrupt in the world!" the Rush Hour star, who has made headlines recently for his controversial views, told Phoenix TV last month.
Chan reaffirmed his view after the show's host questioned him -- "Of course! Where did the great breakdown come from? The world, the United States started it," Chan said, referring to the financial crisis and gesticulating as he spoke.
His comments were rebuked Thursday by Max Fisher, a foreign affairs blogger for the Washington Post, who called them "anti-American" rhetoric that was rooted in China's insecurity.
"To the degree that Chan's comments were anti-American, they likewise reflect a common Chinese view of the United States, one that is rooted not just in attitudes toward America but in China's proud but sometimes insecure view of itself," Fisher said.
Jackie Chan also said China is a relatively young country, where in the first half of its history it was "bullied by so many people", and that it only achieved "real success" in the past decade.
"Our country's leaders admit they are corrupted, etcetera. We are improving -- I can see our country is constantly improving and learning," he said, adding that everyone is making an issue out of China because it is "powerful" now.
Chan, who is known for his martial arts skills and daring stunt work, sparked criticism in Hong Kong, which was returned to China in 1997, after he reportedly told a Chinese magazine last December that protest in the city should be restricted.
(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...
We're more corrupt than China? We're more corrupt than North Korea? We're more corrupt than Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkmenistan, Somalia, Cuba, etc? Really?
I saw this posted on an urban website, and the majority of people, Americans themselves, we're AGREEING with him. Leftists have succeeded in getting many Americans to dislike their own country and the documents it was founded on. I don't get it. If I thought I was living in the most corrupt country in the world, I'd hightail it out of there, but these people stay and complain.
Another anti-American who is proud to make money in America and, in his case, HIDE in America. (Per the article: In the same interview, he said that he was bullied by Hong Kong triads and had to hide in the United States. He also said he needed to carry a gun everyday to protect himself, leading to a police investigation.)
A no talent jackass sucking up to his Communist overlords
Jackie has no problem cashing those corrupted American checks, however...
Jackie Chan is a hypocrite bastard. He makes and made a fortune in America with his hokey martial arts films.
Just like that elitist bastard Patrick Stewart, and a host of other foreign parasites who come here, make a fortune on Americans and then go bad-mouthing us. Screw them all and I’ll be damned if I ever buy another one of their films or waste time watching another one of their idiot shows or pictures.
Compared to Barack Obama and the criminal enterprise that is the Democrat party, America is the most corrupt nation on earth. Hamid Karzi is a piker compared to Barack Obama.
One wonders if all the corruption noted was summed if it would begin to approach the $530 million given to Soylendra alone.
In defending America against corruption, you have become a liberal.
I mean, I have just been waiting and waiting with bated breath for Jackie Chan to weigh in on this most serious of issues. Of course, Jackie Chan being the final arbiter of what is and isn't corrupt.
“Jackie has no problem cashing those corrupted American checks, however...”
Neither does our LIAR and Apologist in chief.
With the tyrants like Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Ayers, etc. and Emmanuel in charge? You ask that?
He must have been turned down for a roll in Hollywood so it made him mad..
What did Captain Jean-Luc Picard say?
I donât know about the most corrupt but you would have to be a idiot not to see the massive coruption in this government ...led by the most corrupt and dishonest person to ever take the oath of office. We should not have such a knee jerk reaction when some one points out the obvious.
Until he learns how to improperly use his prepositions like a REAL American, he can go back to China and fight for women’s rights.
I presume that isn't what he really said. Unless for some really peculiar reason he wants to claim China came into existence as a nation after WWII.
In actual fact, of course, Chinese history goes back somewhere close to 3000 years, making it by far the oldest country on Earth.
Are we worse than China, Afghanistan, Nigeria? [shrug] Probably not. But I think America is living a lie in a great many ways. We are rotten and corrupt.
So Jackie wants no protests in Hong Kong; he sides with the murderous Communists?
Okey dokey then.
>>What did Captain Jean-Luc Picard say?
“Mommy....Jim Kirk gave me another wedgie! Make him stop.”
Well, Kirk is the superior officer and character. I’d take Kirk and Spock vs. Picard and Worf any day.
I have to agree with him in large part.
There is no way a know-nothing communist like Obama would become president if it weren’t for rampant corruption.
Just take a look at Chicago, his adopted hometown: The most corrupt city in the world.
Meanwhile, the super-rich, like Soros and his buddies, continue to take money from hard working Americans through graft and skimming and special deals.
Yes, we have become corrupted.
Chan is gay.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.