Jackie Chan on Son Jaycee’s Drug Charges, Chinese Reactions

Jackie Chan and son, Jaycee Chan [Fang Zuming]

Jackie Chan and son, Jaycee Chan [Fang Zuming]

The most popular microblog post on Chinese microblogging social network Sina Weibo over the past day, with over 75k reshares, nearly 200k comments, and over 500k upvotes…

From Sina Weibo:

@成龙: First, thank you to all my friends for their concern. For this to happen with my son Fang Zuming [Jaycee Chan] makes me feel very angry, as well as very shocked! As a public figure, I am very ashamed; as a father, I am very pained, and his mother especially is even more heartbroken. I hope youths will take Zuming’s [Jaycee] lesson as a warning, and stay away from drugs. Continued…

From Sina Weibo:

@成龙: Continued… Here, I also want to say to Zuming [Jaycee]: When you’ve done something wrong, you should accept the consequences. As your father, I’m willing to face the path ahead with you together. Finally, my failure in raising my son is something I too must take responsibility for, and so together on behalf of/with Zuming [Jaycee], I deeply bow in apology to the public. Thank you, everyone!

Comments from Sina Weibo:


Jaycee is already an adult, and can take responsibility for his own actions. Anyone who has seen [Jackie Chan’s] movies should not mock and ridicule with the mentality of deriving amusement from this. He [Jackie Chan] is a pride of our China, and he is also a philanthropist. Now that he has trouble at home, what you people should be doing is encouraging him. Those in agreement, click upvotes. [Nearly 40k upvotes at time of translation.]


He’s an adult now, so it is no longer the fault of the parent.


I’m upset, but Big Brother Jackie Chan, I will always support you!!!


Those people saying how could [Jackie Chan] not have known that his son was doing drugs for eight years, I want to say it is very easy for teenagers/youths to hide smoking from their parents, that as long as you are careful, it is very difficult for your parents to find out. If cigarette smoking is like this, then how much more so for using drugs? The bigger the wrong, the more one doesn’t want one’s parents to know, afraid of them being heartbroken. What more, Uncle Jackie is a public figure, busy with work, so his family is together little and apart much of the time, so there isn’t much time for him to discover [his son using drugs], so I also hope Uncle Jackie can also spend more time with his son in the future… jia you Uncle Jackie, I will always support you.


Little Jaycee should be proud to have a father like you!


Uncle Jackie Chan, it isn’t that your disicpline [parenting] isn’t strict, as we all know from the news of the work you’ve done educating your son in the past few years, including the “three no’s”. Him doing drugs is perhaps out of curiosity. No one is perfect, who hasn’t made mistakes before? We will all eventually forgive him. His mistake has nothing to do with you. We all remember/know the contributions you have made to society.


You are a good father.


When a child does something wrong, the most pained are always the parents.


It is his own mistake/failure, don’t be sad.


You are still our big brother~


When a son does wrong, it is hard for the father.


Don’t beat him to death.


Those who have been constantly refreshing Big Brother Jackie Chan’s Weibo these few days, please click upvote.


Poor parents, jia you big brother! To err is human!!!


It’s okay, everyone makes mistakes. Jaycee too is already regretful. You must not break his legs.

Jackie Chan and son, Jaycee Chan [Fang Zuming], peace/victory sign.


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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