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Oct 24, 2013

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Jeremy Blum

Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan courted controversy again this week during a promotion tour in America, where the actor said he sometimes wished that countries would experience natural disasters more often.

The comments were made during a California interview where Chan was promoting the upcoming American release of his newest film, Chinese Zodiac, also known as CZ12.

When asked by a reporter about United States and China bilateral relations, Chan said that both superpowers needed to work together more, and added that people from nations all around the world generally needed to co-operate more as well. The actor then proceeded to speak his mind frankly.

“I should not say that,” Chan said. “Sometimes I really like to see some countries have a disaster coming, or either big tsunami, or either big earthquake.

“After the big disaster coming, you see the whole world, everybody fly in to help the country, I’m so happy. No tsunami, no earthquakes, everybody nothing to do, then politics come in. You fight me, I fight you, I don’t like to see those kinds of things.” [sic]

While Chan likely only meant that disasters can be helpful in helping nations to overcome political differences, his comments were immediately picked up and blasted as “insensitive” and a “slip of the tongue” by various media outlets, including Taiwan’s TVBS news network and Hong Kong’s Apple Daily.

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