Jackie Chan’s worst offence, commentator Vivienne Chow writes, is his failure to acknowledge or support Etta Ng (left), the illegitimate daughter he fathered with actress Elaine Ng (right). He does not name either of them in his memoir Never Grow Up. Photo: courtesy of Weibo
Vivienne Chow
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Vivienne Chow

Why hypocritical Jackie Chan’s empty confessions deserve no sympathy

  • Yes, the actor had a painful childhood, but why has he visited on his own daughter the abandonment and trauma he experienced then?
  • Worst of all in Hongkongers’ eyes is his rejection of the city’s core values as he bends over backwards to embrace Beijing’s ‘patriotic’ agenda

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Jackie Chan’s worst offence, commentator Vivienne Chow writes, is his failure to acknowledge or support Etta Ng (left), the illegitimate daughter he fathered with actress Elaine Ng (right). He does not name either of them in his memoir Never Grow Up. Photo: courtesy of Weibo
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Vivienne Chow

Vivienne Chow

Vivienne is a journalist and critic specialising in the arts, culture and cultural affairs. She was named one of the world’s best young journalists and critics while representing Hong Kong at the 2004 inaugural Berlinale Talent Press at the Berlin International Film Festival, and in 2015 was awarded the IJP Fellowship for mid-career journalism training and conducting research on cultural policy. Vivienne was a staff reporter with the South China Morning Post for 15 years, and remains a contributor after founding her own non-profit educational initiative, the Cultural Journalism Campus. Follow her on Twitter @VivienneChow and read her blog, Culture Shock, at www.viviennechow.com