Saturday, 23 August 2014

Jaycee Chan, 31, the son of veteran actor Jackie chan and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko,
23, were arrested and detained last Thursday following a drug burst in beijing china becoming the
latest high-profile celebrities to be ensnared in one
of China’s biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two
decades.Jackie Chan his father had apologized to the
public on Wednesday this week over his son’s detention on drug
charges in Beijing, saying he’s ashamed and
The Hong Kong film star wrote on his microblog
that Jaycee Chan would have to face the
consequences of his actions, but that they would do
so together.
“Regarding this issue with my son Jaycee, I feel very
angry and very shocked. As a public figure, I’m very
ashamed. As a father, I’m heartbroken,” Chan wrote.

Police said both actors tested positive for marijuana
and admitted using the drug, and that 100 grams
(3.53 ounces) of it were taken from Chan’s home.
“Jaycee and I together express our deep apology to
society and the public,” Chan wrote.
Local media reported that the elder Chan and Ko’s
father traveled to Beijing to meet with their sons
this week. The reports could not be immediately
Extending from his fame as an actor and singer, the
elder Chan is a high-profile public figure in mainland
China and was named by Beijing as an anti-drug
ambassador in 2009.
“I hope all young people will learn a lesson from
Jaycee and stay far from the harm of drugs,” Chan
wrote. “I say to Jaycee that you have to accept the
consequences when you do something wrong. As
your father, I’m going to face the road together with
Ko was part of an anti-drug campaign two years
ago in which he appeared in a public service
announcement declaring: “I don’t use drugs.”
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV showed him
weeping and apologizing for setting a poor example
and making “a big mistake.”
The younger Chan, whose mother is former
Taiwanese actress Lin Fang-jiao, was raised in Los
Angeles and has appeared in some 20 films, most
of them low-budget Hong Kong and Chinese
Also a singer and multi-instrumentalist, he has yet
to enjoy anything like the global superstardom
attained by his father. Most recently, the younger
Chan had been had been working with famed
Chinese director Chen Kaige on “The Monk” due for
release next summer.
Ko, whose real name is Ko Chen-tung, became a
sensation after his 2011 coming-of-age film “You
Are the Apple of My Eye.” It earned him a Best New
Performer award at the Golden Horse film awards in
Taiwan, considered the most prestigious in Chinese-
language cinema.
He played the boyfriend of one of the protagonists
in China-produced “Tiny Times 3.0,” which appealed
to young female audiences and knocked
“Transformers 4” from the No. 1 spot in the
mainland’s box office last month.
Along with speculating about their entertainment
careers, local media have questioned Chan’s and
Ko’s continuing value as commercial endorsees.
Such deals can be highly lucrative, but businesses
in China demand their brand ambassadors maintain
squeaky-clean images.
Jaycee Chan is accused of aiding and abetting other
drug users, an offense that carries a maximum
sentence of three years’ imprisonment. Ko is
accused of using drugs, a much less serious
accusation, but the potential penalty wasn’t
immediately clear.
Chinese President Xi Jinping declared in June that
illegal drugs should be wiped out and that offenders
should be severely punished. The crackdown has
snared more than 7,800 people in Beijing alone,
according to police.
Detained previously was Gao Hu, who acted in the
2011 movie “The Flowers of War.” And Beijing
performing arts associations and theater companies
have pledged to not hire any actors connected with

source: yahoo

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