KUNG FU PHOOEY

Published on: April 20, 2009
KUNG FU  PHOOEY

China slams action star Jackie Chan's for his bizarro comments.

The HK-born Chan who rose to fame as the successor to Bruce Lee in hundreds of Chinese chop sockey flicks before hitting the big time in Hollywood is in deep disfavor with Beijing politburo - and his own fans!

"I'm not sure if it's good to have freedom or not," Jackie, 55, told a biz confab in southern province of Hainnan in mainland China.

"I'm gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled," the Rush Hour thesp said.

"If we're not being controlled, we'll just do what we want."

Jackie comments drew immediate ire - from both home and abroad!

"He's insulted the Chinese people. Chinese people aren't pets," Hong Kong legislator Leung Kwok-hung slammed the star. "Chinese society needs a democratic system to protect human rights and rule of law."

It is not known whether Chan who starred in the crossover hit The Legend of Drunken Master had been imbibing prior.