Jan 12 - Actor Jackie Chan calls U.S. ‘most corrupt’ country in the world

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 01-12-2013, 06:21 PM         #1
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Jan 12 - Actor Jackie Chan calls U.S. ‘most corrupt’ country in the world
 

 

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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.

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.

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76 comments for "Jan 12 - Actor Jackie Chan calls U.S. ‘most corrupt’ country in the world"

 5 years ago '11        #2
Gatorfan2611 8 heat pts
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i think our hypocrisy is the worst part about us but i wouldnt say most corrupt. i aint mad tho
 5 years ago '04        #3
King Kusanagi 36 heat pts36
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Good read
 5 years ago '09        #4
Spiffy 34 heat pts34
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co-sign
 5 years ago '06        #5
nightmare 429 heat pts429
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cant knock someone for feeling that way
 5 years ago '04        #6
albemarle 2 heat pts
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the USA is corrupt but yet he hiding over here from the Triads trying to extort him, lol
 5 years ago '12        #7
Phuck Yiu 34 heat pts34
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hes got a point but i dont know about most corrupt, more like top 5. smh at the n*gga

calling jackie anti american.
 5 years ago '04        #8
knowughetto 9 heat pts
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Jackie Chan is a smart man..
 5 years ago '11        #9
Kadillac87 225 heat pts225
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He wasn't saying that when he was getting that Rush Hour money
 5 years ago '12        #10
You Hater 1444 heat pts1444
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 albemarle said:
the USA is corrupt but yet he hiding over here from the Triads trying to extort him, lol
triads are trying to extort him?

seriously??
 5 years ago '04        #11
kidd247 9 heat pts
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U ain't neva tell no lie, U ain't Neva tell no lie
 5 years ago '12        #12
PseuDEEnym 4 heat pts
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I agree, maybe not most corrupt but the leaders of our country try to act innocent.
 01-12-2013, 09:22 PM         #13
Patrick Galooly  OP
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Look at y'all down on y'all knees sucking little Asian c*ck. America fu*k yeah!
 01-12-2013, 09:31 PM         #14
ManWithoutFear!  OP
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This n*gga aint no real Kung Fu muthafuhka. Totin' heat huh Jackie?
Bruce Lee rollin' over in his grave.
Go practice your roundhouse kicks lil' n*gga.
 01-12-2013, 09:37 PM         #15
Leezee  OP
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We have the ability to be a lil more corrupt because this is free country with free enterprise. Corruption naturally comes with the territory. Not too much wiggle room when u live in a COMMUNIST COUNTRY!!
 5 years ago '05        #16
monrowe 3 heat pts
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i like that the defense we have is oh but why you taking our money.. ..we have this impression that outsiders cant speak on the country..unlike lets say piers morgan .. jackie chan has thrived in our country and all over the world . he is appreciated here and i think he is a figure that you can say has no agenda and making a point that he has seen first hand .

is he right you damn skip he right do i care ? not a single fu*k ...
 5 years ago '11        #17
GrindPOWER$ 389 heat pts389
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everybody is entitled to a opinion.
 5 years ago '05        #18
Kokujin Kotei|m 13 heat pts13
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 ManWithoutFear! said:
This n*gga aint no real Kung Fu muthafuhka. Totin' heat huh Jackie?
Bruce Lee rollin' over in his grave.
Go practice your roundhouse kicks lil' n*gga.
Who the fu*k goes around karate kicking gang members?
Shut that sh*t up
 01-12-2013, 10:32 PM         #19
ManWithoutFear!  OP
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 Kokujin Kotei said:
Who the fu*k goes around karate kicking gang members?
Shut that sh*t up
Laugh muthafuhka.

You a lil' too goddamn serious. Slow it down just a tad bit ok little buddy?!
 5 years ago '06        #20
~ KiLLa KaZi ~ 
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lol every country that lets tha international bankers milk their people is corrupt lol..
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