Hong Kong action hero Jackie Chan (成龙) is calling the US the “most corrupt” country in the world.
And he’s Chinese! Hahahahaha.
“When you talk about corruption – the whole world, is there corruption in the United States? The most corrupt in the world!” the hilarious Jackie told Phoenix TV last month, according to news agency AFP.
Jackie reaffirmed his world view after the show’s host questioned him: “Of course! Where did the great breakdown come from? The world, the United States started it,” Jackie opined.
He did admit that China was corrupt too (true), but added this is because it is a relatively young country, where in the first half of its history it was “bullied by so many people,” and that it only achieved “real success” in the past decade.
“Our country’s leaders admit they are corrupted, etcetera. We are improving – I can see our country is constantly improving and learning,” he said, adding that everyone is making an issue out of China because it is “powerful” now.
Chan, who is known for his martial arts skills and daring stunt work, sparked criticism in Hong Kong, which was returned to China in 1997, after he reportedly told a Chinese magazine last December that protest in the city should be restricted.
In the same interview, he said that he was bullied by Hong Kong triads and had to hide in the United States. He also said he needed to carry a gun everyday to protect himself, leading to a police investigation.