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Acting legend Jackie Chan was recently ambushed by reporters with questions about his daughter during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Anhui province, China.
Chan, who recently bought four historic buildings dating back to the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), was reportedly attending a ceremony to commemorate restoring historic buildings in Bengbu, Anhui province, China Daily reports.
Among the questions thrown at the 64-year-old actor at the Sunday groundbreaking ceremony event was about his daughter’s reported homelessness. His estranged daughter, Etta Ng, recently made headlines after posting a YouTube video blaming her superstar father for her homelessness.
A video clip of the incident shows a reporter asking the star if he had been in touch with his daughter or if he knew that she was looking for him. Instead of giving a response, Chan kept silent, placed his hands just over his ears, smiled, and continued walking.
While it may appear Chan was trying to evade that specific question, it is quite possible that he was merely trying to pass through the crowd of reporters.
Back in April, Chan’s 18-year-old daughter claimed in a viral video that she and her 30-year-old girlfriend Andi Autumn had been homeless for a month because she had homophobic parents. “We’ve been homeless for a month, due to homophobic parents,” Ng was quoted as saying in the video which has since been viewed over 1.4 million times. “We’ve pretty much slept under a bridge and other things, you know?”
The pair, who claimed to be suffering from post-traumatic stress, said that they are now seeking help online as they can no longer stay at the home of Autumn’s friend.
Netizens have widely criticized the video, with many advising the couple to just find jobs instead of bothering their famous father. Elaine Ng, Etta’s mother, even said the video was “wrong” and that they should find work.
“I feel that if they have no money, they should go find work,” the mother was quoted as saying. “They shouldn’t film a clip telling others they are broke and who Etta’s father is. People all over the world work hard and don’t rely on someone else’s fame to get money.”
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