Clip sends up Chan's stance on commercials - his only grey area

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 31 January, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 31 January, 2009, 12:00am

Questions have been raised about Jackie Chan's perennially black hair, which rivals that of our dear and great leaders in Beijing. Now we know the answer: he uses mainland-made Bawang herbal shampoo, according to a new commercial. But hasn't the 55-year-old comic kung fu star insisted he won't endorse such products?

Some of his fans seem to remember this. So someone went to the trouble of rewriting the lyrics of the theme to Japanese animation movie Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. The satirical YouTube clip puts Jackie's rationale for going commercial into poetry and had attracted 633,397 views up to yesterday. Here's a rough translation:

No, no I don't do commercials.

But the shampoo works;

It's the Chinese herbal medicine

In the shampoo.

I am only championing

Ancient Chinese medicine.