Jackie Chan has expressed his shock and disappointment after news of his son’s arrest for weed possession hit international news media.
As ENTmania! reported, Jackie’s 31-year old son Jaycee was arrested in Beijing last week Thursday after police found 100 grams of weed in his house. He also tested positive for the drug. His arrest is part of the ongoing drug crackdown in China, which had resulted in thousands of arrests and scores of executions, with many more condemned to either death or long terms in prison.
In a statement posted on his official website on Wednesday, Chan apologized for the ‘negative impact’ his son’s arrest has caused and also accepted responsibility for his arrest ‘because, as his dad, I didn’t teach him well.’
Chan, however, had strong words for his son.
‘I would like to take this opportunity and say to Jaycee: you’ve done something wrong and you have to be responsible for the consequences,’ he said.
Read Jackie Chan’s full statement below:
First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for your care and concerns. The recent news about my son, Jaycee, is very shocking and the impact it has caused on society is heartbreaking. When I first heard the news, I was absolutely enraged. As a public figure, I feel very ashamed; as his dad, I’m very sad and disappointed. But the person who feels heartbroken the most is his mom. I hope our younger generation will learn from Jaycee’s mistake and stay far away from drug abuse. I would like to take this opportunity and say to Jaycee: you’ve done something wrong and you have to be responsible for the consequences. I’m your dad and I’ll always be with you. We will face the road ahead of us together. I should also take some of this responsibility because as his dad, I didn’t teach him well. Therefore, on behalf of Jaycee and myself, I extend our deepest apologies to everyone for the negative impact this has caused on society. Thank you.