Jackie Chan, a man who has made a career out of getting hit in the head and playing embarrassing Asian stereotypes, drew a lot of fire earlier this week when he criticised his hometown of Hong Kong for becoming “a city of protest”.
The South China Morning Post, bless them, has unearthed several photos of Chan taking part in high-profile protests over the years:
In August 1996 the actor joined other Hong Kong movie stars join a march to protest against Triad violence. Photo credit: SCMP.
In March 1999 Chan was photographed at an Anti-Piracy Alliance protest. Photo credit: Xinhua.
In November 2002 Chan was at the forefront of a protest against the publication of the Eastweek Magazine’s front-page picture of a naked and distressed actress at Central Government Offices. Photo credit: SCMP.
Chan called for there to be restrictions over what topics protests are allowed, and topics which should be protected from dissent. As the SCMP points out, “We assume that anything Chan decides to protest over is allowed.”