Jackie Chan calls America 'most corrupt country in the world'
- Chan, is famous in the United States for such action movies as 'Rush Hour' and 'Rumble in the Bronx'
- He lashed out at the United States and blamed the country for the financial crisis that is sweeping the globe
He may enjoy a Hollywood payday now and then, but that doesn't stop Jackie Chan from criticizing America.
The martial arts star called the U..S the 'most corrupt' country in the world during a recent interview on a Hong Kong television show.
'If you talk about corruption, the entire world, the United States has no corruption?' Chan asked the host.
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Controversial: Chan, who's made millions in American films, called the country the most corrupt nation on the planet
Chan then referred to America as 'the most corrupt in the world.'
'Where does this Great Breakdown (financial crisis) come from? It started exactly from the world, the United States,' Chan told the interviewer. 'When I was interviewed in the U.S., people asked me, I said the same thing.
'I said now that China has become strong, everyone is making an issue of China,' continued the Rush Hour star. 'If our own countrymen don't support our country, who will support our country? 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.''
Chan is recognised as a long-time supporter of the ruling communist party in China.
According to the Washington Post, 'He is passionately political, a staunch defender of the Chinese Communist Party and harsh critic of anyone he sees as opposing Beijing. Today, that includes the United States.'
Outspoken: Chan has a history of making controversial political remarks such as calling Taiwan and Hong Kong examples of places that have been given too much freedom
The host then joked that Chan should be an ambassador to the U.S.
'Seriously, I am always like, when the door is closed, 'Our country is like this and this,'' Chan went on. ''Who and who is not good.' But outside, 'Our country is the best, like so and so, is the best.' You cannot say our country has problems [when you are outside], like 'Yes, our country is bad.''
Chan has a history of controversial political statements, such as calling Taiwan and Hong Kong examples of what happens when you have 'too much freedom.'
He also once said 'Chinese people need to be controlled, otherwise they will do whatever they want,' when discussing Chinese censorship of his movies.