Skip to comments.Boycott Jackie Chan and PSY (These anti-Americans don't speak for this Asian)
Posted on 01/18/2013 7:43:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Martial-arts movie legend Jackie Chan deserves a rhetorical roundhouse kick to the mouth. So does his pal PSY, the Korean rapper whose Gangnam Style music video has racked up more than a billion views worldwide. Both men have raked in big bucks from Western fans while trashing the very freedoms and cultures that made them superstars.
Last week, the Washington Post spotlighted a recent interview Chan did with Chinese TV in which he accused America of being the most corrupt country in the world. The Hong Kongborn Chan also admitted proudly that he is a propagandist for the Communist Chinese government. He openly advised his fellow countrymen to speak with forked tongues when addressing foreign press: We know our country has many problems. We [can] talk about it when the door is closed. To outsiders, [we should say] our country is the best.
Translation: Rampant sex-selection abortions? Shhh. Jailing political dissidents? La-la-la, cant hear you! Systemic religious persecution? State-sanctioned censorship? Continued brutality against Tiananmen Square protesters and Tibetans? Nothing to see here, move along, and down with America!
Turns out that behind the jovial cinematic persona, Chan is an unrepentant champion of authoritarian rule. Despite making a living as an entertainer and humanitarian, Chan suffers a severe allergic reaction to freedom of speech and freedom of thought. In a separate interview last month with Chinas Southern People Weekly, he complained that Hong Kong had become a city of too many protests. There should be regulations on what can and cannot be protested, Chan declared.
Back in 2009, Chan echoed Chinese Communist leaders in asserting that Chinese people need to be controlled because if we are not being controlled, well just do what we want. God forbid!
This contempt for freedom of expression comes from an international box-office mogul who has topped the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list and has an estimated net worth of more than $130 million. Even more damning, Chans own personal history is defined by the turmoil of Maos Cultural Revolution. As the 2003 documentary Traces of a Dragon recounted, Chans father and mother both fled China for Hong Kong to escape Communist rule. They left behind their original spouses and four children between them.
Instead of condemning the regime that wreaked havoc on his family and imposed suffering and death on millions of innocent people, Chan is Chinas most prominent mainstream apologist. Meanwhile, moviegoers in the most corrupt country in the world continue to help make Chan a wealthy man. This summer, his latest movie, Chinese Zodiac, will hit U.S. theaters. Sylvester Stallone has invited him to co-star in the next installment of The Expendables. And Chan is working on another Hollywood project involving his popular Police Story series.
Will American consumers allow themselves to be punched in the gut by this trash-talking action star? If the embrace of Chans new pal PSY is any indication, the answer is yes. The Korean Gangnam Style performer once urged listeners to kill those [expletive deleted] Yankees . . . kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers.
Called out on the hate lyrics, he issued a hasty apology before performing for the president and his family last month. Instead of being rejected, PSY continues to be courted by the American entertainment industry. Hell be working with Justin Biebers producer and will make an appearance in a high-profile ad for pistachios during the Super Bowl.
Chan and PSY met for the first time at a Hong Kong awards show last month. It was a mutual-admiration society. You are the legend, Chan said to PSY as a young audience cheered on. One day you can make your dream come up. All the young people, never give up. One day your dream may come true, just like him. So proud of you.
Yankees especially those whose parents came to the United States from all parts of Asia seeking freedom from tyranny should shun these exploitative peas in an anti-American pod. They dont speak for me.
Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies
Eh, so what? American liberals, including Obama, hate America more than either one of these two characters.
And Chan may well be right about America being the most corrupt country in the world.
I cannot boycott something I would never see/listen to. I’ve never seen a Jackie Chan (or Jim Carey) movie. I listen to classical music and Sinatra. I watch classic films and old TV shows and opera. I don’t think I’m missing much.
I find it impossible to be upset with what Jackie Chan has said. Our government IS corrupt and very likely evil at it’s core. Rampant abortion, government attacks on Christianity, government support for the gay agenda, Benghazi, election fraud, Fast and Furious, racial and sexist divide and conquer politics, obscene deficit spending, QE1-2-3 ad nauseum, and on and on and on.
Just being called a ‘Yankee’ is insult enough to me :p
I grew used to it over the years here, listening to all of the Europeans :/
Ummmm, we are the most corrupt country in the world.
Well, Chan probably hangs out mostly in NYC, Chicago and Hollywood/L.A., so his view is based in reality of what he sees..........
Better yet freeze any assets he may have in this country.
Stop sending him residual checks or whatever he gets paid with.
Actually, I also believe that our government is full of the most corrupt people on the planet.
Why? How could you possibly justify such action?
Because he is an A-hole. Isn’t that reason enough?
A mixed economy naturally leads to many side effects.Pressure group warfare and special interest group warfare, in a environment of large amounts of money and political eclecticism and pragmatism naturally leads to corruption and crony capitalism.
No it’s not. Are you willing to give the government the right to steal the product of every man’s labor with whom you disagree? Don’t they steal enough with the tax code already?
I’m not too sure about this, either. Our country has certainly been more and more corrupt under Carter, Clinton, and Obama than most of us can stand. And regretably the two Bushes did little or nothing to correct that corruption.
When Jackie Chan speaks to the mainland Chinese, of course he needs to be polite. He’s not in a position to offend them. Our own leaders—hillary, for instance—are even more polite to the Communist Chinese. The Taiwanese leaders are also careful to be polite in what they say.
PSY was another matter entirely. He was another Jane Fonda. But I doubt whether Jackie Chan is another PSY.
I caught the part about forked tongues, BTW...from Malkin, even. ;-)
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