Jackie Chan has released an apology for the arrest of his son, Jaycee, in what is being described as part of a drug crackdown in China.
Chan wrote a post on his blog last week expressing his regret over his son’s actions, saying that as a father and a public figure he is ashamed and disappointed.
“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,” Chan, who is an anti-drug ambassador for Beijing, wrote.
Jaycee Chan and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko were reportedly arrested with less than 4 ounces of marijuana in their possession but both tested positive for it.
Jaycee Chan is accused of aiding and abetting drug users as well as being charged with possession. The maximum sentence for the first charge is three years in prison, but it’s not clear at this time whether he will face jail time.