Jackie Chan: I'm 'Ashamed' Over Son's Drug Arrest

Says Jaycee, 31, must 'accept the consequences'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 20, 2014 10:14 AM CDT
Jackie Chan: I'm 'Ashamed' Over Son's Drug Arrest
In this June 14, 2010 file photo Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan attends a premiere of his new film "Break Up Club" in Hong Kong.   (Vincent Yu)

Jackie Chan apologized to the public today, saying he's ashamed and saddened over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing. "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," the Hong Kong film star wrote on his microblog. Jaycee Chan, 31, was detained last Thursday with Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, becoming the latest high-profile celebrities to be ensnared in 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. The actor 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," he 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." (More Jackie Chan stories.)

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