Friday, November 30, 2012

Jackie Chan Disinherits His Son

Apparently Jackie Chan and his son got into some huge disagreement and now according to The Enquirer, Jackie Chan has changed his will and decided to leave his entire $130M estate to charity and disinheriting his 30 year old son who is also an actor and singer. Jackie thinks that his son Jaycee has got too soft and never had to do anything for himself so if he realizes he is not going to get a huge chunk of money when his dad dies that he will do something with his life before it is too late. I wonder if his daughter that he refuses to acknowledge will get anything. She is 12 and he had her with his mistress.

41 comments:

MadLyb said...

Not a bad idea. Maybe if more filthy rich parents did this, there would be a lot less spoiled, innocuous, drug addled, heirs and heiresses running around partying and starting up horrible "fashion" lines.

Del Riser said...

Thirty may be a little late to start trying to teach your son some basic values like working for what you get, appreciating what you are blessed with and living a life that has some purpose and meaning.
I never heard about his daughter, does he pay support?
He earned the money, I guess he can do with it as he pleases.

Vicki Cupper said...

Maybe if more filthy rich parents taught their kids about working and didn't spoil the little shits rotten, they wouldn't have to disinherit them for being spoiled, soft, and lazy.

And is it me or was Jackie Chan's face Photoshopped on everybody in that picture?

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

I wouldn't be doing s*** either if my mom had 130 million.

Steph said...

^ well considering it's a picture of Jackie Chan and his son, they do look like each other..

He admitted the affair when she was born, and apparently he pays her mother a lot of money each month. I don't think she has much contact with him though. In fact, I think they're strangers. Jackie is not a very nice person.

His wife never left him though. Older Chinese people are like that. Many of them refuse to divorce even if they're supremely unhappy because of tradition.

Steph said...

oh and by "she doesn't have contact" I meant the daughter. He's never formally acknowledged her as a daughter.

Silly Girl said...

Jackie Chan is in that pic? Which one is he?

yodelay said...

OMG Vicki, I got the church giggles at work over your comment!

Christopher Cruz said...

This saddens me sooo much. I grew up idolising this man- and now I think he's a complete jerk. Thanks, Enty.

Momster said...

When my youngest was in elementary school, I asked him who/what he wanted to be at Halloween.

His answer: "JACKIE CHAN!"

Seriously. But he's always been my weird kid.

Vicki Cupper said...

Obviously they look alike because they're family, but seriously, it looks like somebody Photoshopped his face on their heads.

Alma said...

Wow. Never knew Jackie chan was like this :(

auntliddy said...

All the beatles did this. All their kids work, and arent too f*cked up. Seems to work.

Cheryl said...

@auntiddy-True. Paul McCartney didn't spoil his kids, Yoko taught Sean the value of a dollar and how to manage skillions of them, Dhani Harrison graduated from Brown, and Zak Starkey is a successful session drummer. Hollywood types could learn a lot from them.

nudibelle said...

dosent acknowledge his daughter? what a freaking bum

Jamie 2 said...

I wish more people would do this too. Look at all the Waltons on the rich list. The only thing they did to deserve their mindboggling wealth is to have picked their parents wisely, and you don't get to pick your parents.

The Waltons are easy to pick on because of the horror stories about how their workers are treated, but in general, I am in favor of letting adult kids of rich people fend for themselves. Not homeless, but along the lines that Warren Buffet has always said; enough so they can live in a modest place in Omaha, but not enough if they want more.


Krissie said...

Jackie Chan is not a nice guy, he said in an interview years ago that making movies was more important to him than his kids were. He's never had any trouble admitting he doesn't see them, or that they are spoiled, lazy, etc.

I agree that there are a lot of Hollywood brats who could do with some tough love like this but I'm not sure cutting off someone totally is ever the answer. That just sounds like asking for trouble. I remember reading about a rich woman who got angry at her adult son for sponging off her so she just cut his allowance like that, boom, and he ended up becoming homeless because he had no idea how to fend for himself. I think it's a much better idea to start young by not spoiling your kids to hell and back in the first place!

T. E. Cuz said...

ditto, everyone. i'm not from a rich family. always had to work to have fun stuff, go shopping, etc. now i know what it takes to be self sufficient. more people should learn these sorts of lessons.

DA said...

How racist, Cupper. Yup, all Asians look alike.

Mooshki said...

DA, did you look at the picture? Their features look identical, and not because they're "Asian." Those smiles are absolutely identical.

Rox (used to be Roxxx) said...

Hi Mooshki,
I looked at the picture and thought that whilst his son has a strong resemblance to him, his wife doesn't.
It's not the first time that Vicki Cupper has made a racist remark against Asians, and at this point, I'm guessing it won't be the last.

Sis said...

I love Jackie Chan and I hope it is not true that he doesn't acknowledge his daughter.

I heard that when he was born his parents could not afford the hospital bill so they "apprenticed" him out to the Korean government/school or ? at a very young age. He had to work at a very young age and become something of himself was expected.

Gabi said...

Jackie Chan is renowned in HK for being a rude and vulgar a-hole...his wife is no better with prancing around posh stores screaming don't you know who I am....

Amy in MI said...

Ummmm Vicki's remark wasnt racist. She was counting on how much the family resemblance is, and prob would done the same had they been white. Quit trying to seek out racism

MadLyb said...

@Vicki Cupper - I totally agree!

MadLyb said...

With the "Teach Your Children Well" remark.

tara17 said...

I'm sure he was and still is a wonderful, present, caring father. What an ass.

WUWT? said...

This is very odd: I thought the son looked a whole lot like his mom but not much like his dad Jackie Chan. And other people are seeing the same face on all three? I don't at all. Weird.

Mary Anne 13 said...

Just because a person stays,"hey I'm an a$$hole," doesn't make being an a$$hole right. Chan should gotten himself nipped if he felt that way about having a family or not using condoms. I feel very sorry for his daughter. My father did this to me too. It really screws with your head.

As for disinheriting his son, I'm all for rich people not leaving their kids anything. Even Warren Buffett did this.

bunnymother said...

What an asshole. Screw him.

Rox (used to be Roxxx) said...

@Amy in MI:
You know it's interesting, because when I read VC's comment, it stung but I was quick to try and rationalise it, "No Rox, she's not trying to be offensive, she's just pointing out a strong family resemblance."

Except, that's not how she's phrased it, because her words were, "And is it me or was Jackie Chan's face Photoshopped on everybody in that picture?" In other words, they all look like Jackie Chan. Whilst the son may have a strong resemblance to both his parents, his wife doesn't look like JC, so you know - this is when we start to go into that grey, murky area, that begins to make some people uncomfortable, and I'm afraid I'm one of those people.

I'm not on this site to look for fights with people, and my initial reaction was to not say anything, lest I offend anyone, ("Now don't go saying what you think Rox, you'll only upset people, just be a quiet, good blogger who only says nice things.") But here's the deal. When DA raised an objection to VC's remark, I felt relieved because I knew, that deep down, I wasn't being irrational or over-sensitive and I decided I didn't want to be quiet any longer.

I'm not comfortable with overlooking casual, innocuous racist remarks irrespective of how innocent or harmless they may appear to be. The innate racism of VC's remark may not have been obvious to some as it was laced with humour, but sadly that doesn't mean to say that it's not there.

I'm not looking to kick off a huge debate about whether or not VC's remark was intentionally racist, and everybody is obviously entitled to his or her own perception. I'm just disappointed that in this day and age, racism can be implied so casually and accepted so easily, and that when challenged, it's those people who are considered controversial.

Having said the above, I don't wish you anything but peace and hope you have a good day.

vespachica said...

The three of them look very different to me.

Carmelean Karma said...

WHOA: People: All she said was that they all look alike and was his face photoshopped on to theirs? How the hell is that racist? DA, Rox, there was no innate racism, no outright racism, no racism period. A family looks alike, were they photoshopped?? Says nothing about Asians, or races all looking alike, go have another cup of coffee this is absolutely completely and totally ridiculous! Maybe you're the one that is uncomfortable with your own thoughts and attitudes to be searching so hard for something that is so obviously not there.

Children of the Rich are doomed. Unless the parents do not give them money, presents, cars, bail money, etc. Kids need boundaries and limits. Not blank checks for the rest of their lives. Anyone remember " About a Boy" where Hugh Grant was the lazy non working rich son of a man who wrote a Xmas song? He had no life, no partner, no friends, just plenty of money, time and boredom. Growing up in Carmel I've dated and been friends with rich kids. Decent ones, but still. Never again! Most of them are just what you'd expect. Spoiled, obnoxious, lazy, wastes of space. Think Brandon "Greasy Bear" Davis. Rude to waiters/service staff, snotty, shallow, arrogant, self important toe rags. I married a normal person for a reason. Rich kids are druggies, drunks, lazy, have no goals, no reason for getting up in the morning, their lives are about showing off to other people what they have and are spent shopping for the next expensive special thing to break up the monotony. I see anorexic rich women jogging all day, at all hours, with nothing else to do. Their lives consist of being hot, being ornaments for the home. Like a pretty sculpture that walks and talks. Shopping, going to lunch, working out, is about all their lives consist of. How boring! I say tell rich kids that they will get the minimum help, that they need to do everything for themselves, like the rest of the world does. Otherwise, why should the kids do anything if everything is already set up for them. Your house, car, and retirement are covered? Then what do they have to work for? Paris Hilton is a rich kid, enough said.

ino said...

People in Hong Kong know that Jackie really isn't the super nice person he sells himself as to the Western world. And people have finally come around to the fact that he's helping propagate stereotypes of the funny Asian clown-dude. As hardworking as he is and as lovable as he makes himself out to be (his outtakes from the Rush Hour movies are cute, right?), he's really something of an egomaniac and he's always had connections to not so savory folks.

That being said, I'm not opposed to rich folks disinheriting their spoiled children/grandchildren. I think I actually applauded when I read that the old man Hilton had disinherited Paris and the grandkids.

SecondCityKid said...

I love Jackie Chan movies, grew up watching them with my Dad, and applaud his decision to give the money to charity. About his other kid...I think that a child should be a mutual decision, and personally if I were to have a child, and the father wants nothing to do with him/her, I'd have the sperm donor terminate rights and raise the kid myself and not go around like a beggar trying to guilt dude into caring/or/asking for $$$. I'm independent. My opinion, my right. If he provides, awesome, if he doesn't want to be part of the kids life, his decision/right no matter how cruel it is.

Trashaddict said...

MadLyb, I think you meant "obnoxious", not innocuous.
Really depressing that all the guys I used to like in movies have turned out to be a**holes.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

I always thought Jackie was a nice guy. But guess not. Not giving his daughter anything? Because she is from his mistress? Bad and very sad. Poor girl.

katsm0711 said...

I love how others are debating whether or not Vicki's comment was racist yet nobody even thinks to ASK Vicki herself.

As far as inheritances, it shouldn't be black or white, it's possible to keep the wealth in the family AND have taught your kids the proper value of a dollar.

Steph said...

The reason why that comment comes off as racist is because that woman is not related to the Chan's at all. She's not his daughter. Jackie has never met her. The woman in the photo is a random television host.

I know that was probably not her intention, but that kind of blanket generalizations is wrong.

The Black Cat said...

It wasn't a generalization, it was an OBSERVATION. Get over yourselves and stop trying to brand everyone as a racist for Petes sake. Asians look different than Caucasians, are we supposed to pretend otherwise so you don't feel uncomfortable?

Rose said...

I guess I'm the fool all these years associating the ever smiling J. Chan (even in a short informal documentary) was a close reflection of his real self. One son no one knows the true story, I can understand the get off your behind and do something,I did the same with my son and I'm poor! But if fortune had shined on me as it has with Chan I most certainly wouldn't leave him w/o ( work for it deal or something) And then the heartbreaking part cruel refusal of acknowledging his daughter = NO EXCUSE. is this the teaching of Buddism ? I think not. As for charities is admirable, but I've lost respect for a father who denies a child who has no fault in her being here, id say guilty conscious but given what he has done first to his wife and son, but the daughter is the hardest. The mistress hit pay dirt, but if this is the truth? WOW...I don't care to admire this guy who hides behind the lies.