Jackie Chan is ashamed of his sons recent run in with the law. In case you haven’t heard, Jackie’s son Jaycee, was arrested last week in a drug bust in Beijing. Jaycee confessed to the authorities that he uses marijuana. If convicted, he could face up to 3 years in prison!
Jackie posted a heartfelt letter on his website, thanking fans for their support and apologized on Jaycee’s behalf:
“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”.
Jackie also sent a message to Jaycee. He wrote: “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. Thank you.”
I applaud Jackie for taking the blame on behalf of Jaycee. However I believe Jaycee should be the one to write a letter of apology.