The 53-year-old musician shared the post on his social media accounts on June 12, showing a private dinner that he had with Chan, who is said to be a “prominent and outspoken supporter of the Communist Party of China,” according to SoraNews24.
— Yoshiki (@YoshikiOfficial) June 12, 2019
Most of the hate is targeted at the 65-year-old actor, who can be seen smiling and laughing in the picture which was posted on the same day Hong Kong faced one of the largest protests in recent history.
Here are what some netizens are saying:
“Jackie Chan is a supporter of dictatorship, you rather have dinner with him and ignored the president of the first democratic republic country in Asia?”
“We hate jackie! just a running dog of communist china!”
“We are X, and f*ck Jackie chan”
“Why you can dinner with a sh*t?”
“I live in Hong Kong I like [Chan], he is no saint but he has his merit.”
“I am sorry, X and you is very important to me and i love you very much. but your photo with this guy made me cry and tear.”
After receiving such comments, Yoshiki immediately posted an apology on his Twitter account, saying that he really cares about his fans.
My dear fans,
If any of my posts made you feel like… I’m not considering any situation,
I deeply apologize.
I really care about all of my fans and friends.
— Yoshiki (@YoshikiOfficial) June 14, 2019
Despite all the comments, some of his fans continued to support Yoshiki after reading his apology.
“I don’t know what kind of tweets you’ve got or seen, but we’ll always love you and you don’t have to worry about that,” one fan said.
“Please don’t apologize for us. We know exactly how you feel. Thank you for your concern about us,” said another.
“I think it’s his freedom to eat with any one. You should not argue about our own political issues with him.”
“You guys should keep your politics and personal hatred out of Yoshiki sama’s page. Have some respect.”