Instead of condemning the regime that wreaked havoc on his family and imposed suffering and death on millions of innocent people, Chan is China’s most prominent mainstream apologist. Meanwhile, moviegoers in the “most corrupt country in the world” continue to help make Chan a wealthy man. This summer, his latest movie, Chinese Zodiac, will hit U.S. theaters. Sylvester Stallone has invited him to co-star in the next installment of The Expendables. And Chan is working on another Hollywood project involving his popular Police Story series.
Will American consumers allow themselves to be punched in the gut by this trash-talking action star? If the embrace of Chan’s new pal PSY is any indication, the answer is yes. The Korean “Gangnam Style” performer once urged listeners to “kill those [expletive deleted] Yankees . . . kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers.”
Called out on the hate lyrics, he issued a hasty apology before performing for the president and his family last month. Instead of being rejected, PSY continues to be courted by the American entertainment industry. He’ll be working with Justin Bieber’s producer and will make an appearance in a high-profile ad for pistachios during the Super Bowl.