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Anti-American Asians Don't Speak for Me

By Michelle Malkin · Jan. 18, 2013

Martial arts movie legend Jackie Chan deserves a rhetorical roundhouse kick to the mouth. So does his pal PSY, the Korean rapper whose “Gangnam Style” music video has racked up more than a billion views worldwide. Both men have raked in big bucks from Western fans while trashing the very freedoms and cultures that made them superstars.

Last week, The Washington Post spotlighted a recent interview Chan did with Chinese TV in which he accused America of being “the most corrupt country in the world.” The Hong Kong-born Chan also admitted proudly that he is a propagandist for the Communist Chinese government. He openly advised his fellow countrymen to speak with forked tongues when addressing foreign press: “We know our country has many problems. We (can) talk about it when the door is closed. To outsiders, (we should say) "our country is the best.”

Translation: Rampant sex-selection abortions? Shhh. Jailing political dissidents? La, la, la, can't hear you! Systemic religious persecution? State-sanctioned censorship? Continued brutality against Tiananmen Square protesters and Tibetans? Nothing to see here, move along, and down with America!

Turns out that behind the jovial cinematic persona, Chan is an unrepentant champion of authoritarian rule. Despite making a living as an entertainer and “humanitarian,” Chan suffers a severe allergic reaction to freedom of speech and freedom of thought. In a separate interview last month with China's Southern People Weekly, he complained that Hong Kong had become a city of too many protests. “There should be regulations on what can and cannot be protested,” Chan declared.

Earlier in 2009, Chan echoed Chinese Communist leaders in asserting that Chinese people “need to be controlled” because “if we are not being controlled, we'll just do what we want.” God forbid!

This contempt for freedom of expression comes from an international box-office mogul who has topped the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list and has an estimated net worth of more than $130 million. Even more damning, Chan's own personal history is defined by the turmoil of Mao's Cultural Revolution. As the 2003 documentary “Traces of a Dragon” recounted, Chan's father and mother both fled China for Hong Kong to escape Communist rule. They left behind their original spouses and four children between them.

Instead of condemning the regime that wrought havoc on his family and imposed suffering and death on millions of innocents, Chan is China's most prominent mainstream apologist. Meanwhile, moviegoers in the “most corrupt country in the world” continue to help make Chan a wealthy man. This summer, his latest movie, “Chinese Zodiac,” will hit U.S. theaters. Sylvester Stallone has invited him to co-star in the next installment of “The Expendables.” And Chan is working on another Hollywood project involving his popular “Police Story” series.

Will American consumers allow themselves to be punched in the gut by this trash-talking action star? If the embrace of Chan's new pal PSY is any indication, the answer is yes. The Korean “Gangnam Style” performer once urged listeners to “kill those (expletive deleted) Yankees … kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers.”

Called out on the hate lyrics, he issued a hasty apology before performing for the president and his family last month. Instead of rejection, PSY continues to be courted by the American entertainment industry. He'll be working with Justin Bieber's producer and will make an appearance in a high-profile ad for pistachios during the Super Bowl.

At a Hong Kong awards show last month, Chan and PSY met for the first time. It was a mutual admiration society. “You are the legend,” Chan said to PSY as a young audience cheered on. “One day you can make your dream come up. All the young people, never give up. One day your dream may come true, just like him. So proud of you.”

“Yankees” – especially those whose parents came to the United States from all parts of Asia seeking freedom from tyranny – should shun these exploitative peas in an anti-American pod. They don't speak for me.



wjm in Colorado said:

Chairman Obmamao has this anti American filth in the White House, Michelle must have wished for some talent she could commiserate with. I wish these traitors could reap some of what they sow here on earth before they rot in Hell.

Friday, January 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

Just goes to show how ignorant people can be when it comes to idiots using the US to make their fortune and then talk about how bad we are. If Americans really cared about this country Chan's movies would flop at the box office and there would have been major protests about PSY performing at the White House. Probably to busy watching Honey Boo Boo, Maury Povich, and Jerry Springer or any of the other tasteless and immoral fodder on television these days. I forgot, there is no morality on the liberal side of the house. Anything goes as long as it feels good to you and to hell with the consequences.

Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Howard Last in Wyoming said:

Michelle, great column! I can say the same thing about liberal Jews, they don't speak for me. That goes for UpChuck Schumer, BlomminIdiot, Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Barney Fag, etc. We used to reside (I would not call it living) in the Peoples Republik of Great Neck, NY before we relocated to God's Country, Wyoming. A great website to check out is "Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership". When we were in the Peoples Republik (I spell it this way) I had a sticker from JPFO on the back window of the pickup. It said "All in favor of Gun Control raise your right hand." It had a picture of Adolph saluting. I had more than one idiot say, "why are you glorifying Hitler." Figure that out if you have time to waste. My wife made me take it off, she was afraid some idiot would break the window. I previously had the bumper sticker from the Patriotpost "Annoy a Liberal" on the truck. Some tolerant liberal ripped it off. I drove the morons totally nuts when I started a Rifle Team in my daughter's high school. BTW, my daughter is not a Neanderthal, she is now a DVM. You would think after what gun bans enabled Adolph to do, Jews would be the last people to want more bans. I guess it just proves Liberal Jews are the stupidest people politically. Great Neck is upper middle class with many professionals and business owners. Just proves that education and intelligence or common sense for the matter are not the same.

Friday, January 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Ska in Oklahoma said:

Michelle, I have for the most part stopped supporting Hollywood by refusing to watch the filth they put out, but will go see movies that appear to have an uplifting message. Even then, most of the time I am disappointed. Anyhow, my husband loves the "moviegoing experience" and goes to see almost every (usually violent) movie that comes out! Yet he is probably the least violent (and truly conservative) man I know! Go figure.....

Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Sturmudgeon in WA said:

Thank you, Michelle Malkin. Never have seen a Chan movie, so now I actually have a good reason!

As for Stallone.... if he does 'connect' with either of these ignoramus', I won't see any more of his flicks either!

Continue your fine work, M., and Thanks.

Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:13 PM