He’s known for catching the bad guys in his movies, especially busting drug syndicates, but Jackie Chan’s son has shamed his father as he was detained in Beijing over drug charges. The actor has therefore apologised to the public, saying he’s ashamed and saddened by Jaycee Chan’s actions.
The Hong Kong film star wrote on his microblog on Wednesday that Jaycee 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.
Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday amid one of China’s biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades. Police said both actors tested positive for marijuana and admitted using the drug, and that 100 grams of it were taken from Chan’s home.
“Jaycee and I together express our deep apology to society and the public,” Chan wrote.
Extending from his fame as an actor and singer, Jackie 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 you.”
Jaycee is accused of aiding and abetting other drug users, an offence that carries a maximum sentence of three years’ imprisonment.