Ashamed And Disappointed
We’ve always known Jackie Chan was a down to earth and very humble guy, and this letter will only endear him to the hearts of many more fans around the world.
When news broke on Tuesday about junior Chan Jaycee Chan’s arrest over possession of large quantities of marijuana in China, the veteran actor remained ominously silent.
On Wednesday, a letter appeared on his website addressed to his fans in English and Chinese, with the 60 year old apologising for his son’s actions.
In it, he chastises his wayward 31 year old son, saying he’s caused his mother a lot of heartache. What makes the letter all the more genuine and emotional is Chan’s acceptance of his failure as a father to prevent his son from dabbling in dangerous substances.
Read the full excerpt below.
“First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for your care and concerns. The recent news about my son, Jaycee, is very shocking and the impact it has caused on society is heartbreaking. When I first heard the news, I was absolutely enraged. As a public figure, I feel very ashamed; as his dad, I’m very sad and disappointed. But the person who feels heartbroken the most is his mom. I hope our younger generation will learn from Jaycee’s mistake and stay far away from drug abuse. I would like to take this opportunity and say to Jaycee: you’ve done something wrong and you have to be responsible for the consequences. I’m your dad and I’ll always be with you. We will face the road ahead of us together. I should also take some of this responsibility because as his dad, I didn’t teach him well. Therefore, on behalf of Jaycee and myself, I extend our deepest apologies to everyone for the negative impact this has caused on society. Thank you.