Jackie Chan might not be the father social media thinks he is — after a viral clip with his “daughter” blew up — cuz it’s actually only a scene from a movie … and his real daughter says he’s a nasty homophobe.
The famed martial arts star trended this weekend after a video of him watching his old onscreen stunts — alongside a woman many believed was his daughter — made the rounds. And for good reason … it plays as incredibly touching/sentimental, complete with tears.
The only problem … this clip isn’t actually real, meaning it doesn’t depict Jackie next to his real-life flesh and blood. It’s actually just a scene from a recent movie of his — “Ride On” — in which he plays a famous former stuntman-movie star who just so happens to be watching a Jackie Chan reel. Yes, it’s very meta — so much so, it fooled the Internet.
Here’s the cold reality of Jackie’s familial sitch … him and his actual kiddo, Etta Ng Chok Lam, are estranged. She’s accused him of abandoning her, claiming he hates the fact she’s a lesbian.
Jackie had Etta out of wedlock … and according to her, she hasn’t had any contact or help from Jackie for several years — at times, even, having been left to live on the streets and fend for herself … despite her famous tie.
What makes this dynamic even more cringe-worthy is the fact that Etta has accused Jackie of homophobia — suggesting that’s part of the reason he wants nothing to do with her.
Many people on Twitter were aware of Jackie’s past with Etta, and responded with a ton of harsh words for Jackie as the clip continued to grow in popularity.
It doesn’t appear Jackie responded to Etta’s most recent public accusation in 2018 — he also hasn’t chimed in on the goodwill he received over the fake daddy-daughter date everyone else enjoyed.