Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan’s recent appointment to Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Beijing’s top advisory body, has generated a frenzy of discussions on China's social media.
The news was retweeted more than 2,000 times and garnered thousands of comments on China's twitter-like service Sina Weibo, where most netizens expressed scorn and negative feelings towards Chan’s appointment :
刺头马甲: Now we’ve got everyone – porn star, bootlicker, triad brother, officer’s mistress, extorter – to speak for us and to raise their hands for us. Great.
卧涛听风雨: If he says something like “Taiwan must not be independent,” or “Hong Kong can’t be too democratic,” maybe he will end up being the vice president.
Gohn: No wonder he got so agitated about the issue of corruption on Phoenix TV earlier. His illogical and incoherent speech was such a joke. Now I understand – he was trying hard to impress.
Chenwgl: My children never cared about politics, but they have become so enthusiastic about CPPCC lately because of all these Hong Kong movie stars – Jackie Chan, Stephen Chow, etc.
东篱石: What’s there to congratulate? All they do in CPPCC is to clap hands.
人生就像染布光彩与灰都满布: He'd better transfer all his work to the mainland… Hong Kong won’t have a place for him anymore.
风华1992: Yet another movie star turns into a CPPCC member. Since when did this negative social trend become so popular?
时光曙光: It will be more than just celebrity gossip if he makes another mistake.
More online discussions
1 tribe of diversity (Twitter): Jackie Chan, when you’re politician in China don’t forget to free Tibet.
The Fundamentals (scmp.com): What is he going to do there? Teach English?