Movie star Jackie Chan feels ashamed of his son’s drug abuse
This week “Jaycee Chan” son of Hong Kong kung fu movie star “Jackie Chan” was officially charged with a drugs offence. He is nearly assured to face examination.
After testing positive for marijuana, Jaycee Chan, a 32 year old actor and singer, was arrested in Beijing. Police found 100 grams of the drug at his home.
Jackie Chan told Xinhua, in comments released late on Wednesday:
“I hope that in the future, he could become an anti-drug spokesman and tell his experiences to young people,”.
The report added:
Chan also said that he never used any of his connections to help his son out.
In August deep bow of apology to public was offered by his father as a result of this son’s arrest.
Jackie Chan, action and comedy star, 60 year old, served as a goodwill spokesman for the China National Anti-Drug Committee in 2009, state media reported, and promoting anti-drug education.
In recent months China has arrested a string of other mostly B-list celebrities on drug-related charges.
Cases have been publicized widely in both state and social media. They have included:
Drug crimes carry harsh penalties in China. In serious cases it may include death or life imprisonment.
Following illegal drugs, especially synthetic substances have grown in popularity in China in tandem with the rise of a new urban class with greater disposable income: