Jackie Chan is known around the world for his distinct brand of action / martial arts comedy. But few people know his daughter, born of actress and former Miss Asia Elaine Ng, with whom Jackie had a rather infamous affair. As a result, Etta Wu had a somewhat chaotic course, but things are getting better: she has just married her girlfriend, the influence of social media Andi Autumn.
Wu, 19, announced her relationship with Andi, 31, last year. It was also on this occasion that she openly talked about her sexuality for the first time. Many Chinese netizens have praised the couple on social media, while others reject marriage as the product of a "rebel stage" and lack of proper parental supervision.
"Jackie Chan's 19-year-old daughter and her foreign Internet star girlfriend have just got married!" Wrote a Weibo commentator. "She is officially separated from her family and home to start her own family. Bless her! Finally, she emerged from fog and fog to start a new life. "
Other commentators were interested in a controversial video released by the couple in April that claimed they were homeless, without money for basic necessities, and that the cause was "homophobic parents". ".
"So you have money for your nails but you all pretend to be homeless?", Reads on Instagram.
Etta faced opposition from her mother, who had already been arrested in 2015 on suspicion of child cruelty. Jackie did not make any public statements. In the past, Jackie's attitude toward his daughter was equally dismissive. Asked about her affair with Elaine Ng and her subsequent pregnancy, he simply stated: "Tit's the same thing that a lot of men have done wrong. I am only one of many. I'm not the only one. I also know that it's really important, but what should I do about it then?"
When asked about Etta on another occasion, he replied, "I neglected it" and another time, "It's just my life." I do not see my daughter often. I often neglect my family. "Andi Autumn is already up against Jackie saying,"YYou did not raise your own child. You have no strength. Stop being so impulsive!
Whether it's homophobia, or the hectic celebrity lives of Jackie Chan and Elaine Ng – or a combination of both – that has led to this neglect, the couple's story is a visible haunch, while LGBT youths of any China continue to struggle with weak parents.
But enough mixed reactions on social media: what do happy couples say about their relationship? On their common Instagram account, on a photo of both in matching clothes with matching hair, both seem delighted:
The couple was recently seen traveling together to Hong Kong, apparently to find work and, hopefully, better accepted. Despite Elaine Ng's disapproval of her daughter's relationship, she has publicly stated that her doors are always open to Etta if she needs help.
Most social media reactions, both in China and in Western countries, have been engulfed by the game of reproach, a game that bounces between bad parents, irresponsible young people and repressive culture. But we simply wish the best to happy couples, who start together a new chapter in their lives.
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