Jackie Chan “Korean Fan Asked Me to Sign Illegal DVD”

Jackie Chan “Korean Fan Asked Me to Sign Illegal DVD”

Jackie Chan wrote about a somewhat disheartening story when he visited South Korea on February 18-19. (Recently Jackie Chan had visited South Korea in order to promote his film “Chinese Zodiac.” He even appeared in the variety shows “Knee Drop Guru” and “Running Man.”)

Jackie Chan wrote on his Weibo February 19, “When I visited South Korea in order to promote ‘Chinese Zodiac,’ a Korean fan came to visit and asked me to sign an illegal DVD. I asked the individual, ‘This is an illegal copy.’ After I said that, the fan threw away the illegal DVD.”

Jackie Chan continued, “I don’t want audiences to view low-grade illegal DVDs. Whenever I see an illegally copied DVD it makes me sad. Once again I hope that all of you do not purchase illegally copied DVDs. In the upcoming official DVD of ‘Chinese Zodiac’ there will be 10 more minutes of unreleased scenes.”

The film “Chinese Zodiac” will open in South Korean theaters beginning on February 28. 

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Kskano713
Kskano713

<blockquote class="Quote"> <div class="QuoteAuthor"><a href="/profile/65603/happyboy">happyboy</a> said:</div> <div class="QuoteText"> <blockquote class="UserQuote"> <div class="QuoteAuthor"><a href="/profile/1800639/Kskano713">Kskano713</a> wrote: <a href="/discussion/comment/25674984#Comment_25674984" class="QuoteLink"><span class="ArrowLink">»</span></a></div> <div class="QuoteText"> <blockquote class="UserQuote"> <div class="QuoteAuthor"><a href="/profile/550515/calculator">calculator</a> wrote: <a href="/discussion/comment/25674279#Comment_25674279" class="QuoteLink"><span class="ArrowLink">»</span></a></div> <div class="QuoteText"> <blockquote class="UserQuote"> <div class="QuoteAuthor"><a href="/profile/8411434/sc_b540491d61922e7ee1bfe871af94eb8c">sc_b540491d61922e7ee1bfe871af94eb8c</a> wrote: <a href="/discussion/comment/25674275#Comment_25674275" class="QuoteLink"><span class="ArrowLink">»</span></a></div> <div class="QuoteText">Yo people, read what he said again if you didn't understand it.<br /> He did not say anything bad about S.Korea alright.<br /> Get it straight, he was just talking about illegal copies of DVDs.<br /> Chill the fuck down!</div> </blockquote> He should be glad that people walk up to him for an autograph.<br /> He ain't even near the level of Bruce Lee.<br /> Try to chill that out, buddy.</div> </blockquote> <br /> Geez. He didn't say anything bad about SK... and plenty of other K-idols also have taken to twitter and other forms of social media to voice their opinion about fans. Off the top of my head, I can list EXO-M, SS501, Big Bang, DBSK, Super Junior, and JYJ members all expressing their opinions. Thought it may not be on the same topic (fan bringing illegal DVDs), that doesn't mean that it's irrelevant.<br /> <br /> Why should he be glad that people want his autographs? He has starred in over 50 movies and won over 27 world-famous awards, some of which include the Hong Kong Film Awards, the Kids' Choice Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, and the People's Choice Awards. A recent movie of his, The Karate Kid, grossed over $350,000,000. Debating whether he is more popular than Bruce Lee is another issue; however, the main issue is still at hand: Jackie Chan is popular. Therefore, some people (in this scenario, I'm assuming you are not one of them) actually want his signature. Heck, even I want his signature.</div> </blockquote> <br /> It's not that deep is it? He CAME to Korea to promote. Obviously he's not going to be glad that people want his autograph in Korea, he's going to be overjoyed. It means the money and time he sunk all those years has not gone to waste. Chan is a businessman and that is direct validation.<br /> <br /> As for his comments, how can you be Asian and not comprehend the Asian mindset. Nothing is literal. Everything is subtext.<br /> <br /> Again the POINT of his post is to remind people:<br /> <br /> 1) there's extra features on the DVD<br /> <br /> 2) BUY THE DVD<br /> <br /> the other stuff about Korea, or piracy is all just to wrap up those 2 points in an interesting and non-charged way for his main audience: Chinese viewers.<br /> <br /> to be clear, all your Chinese fangirling aside (and the fan part I agree with from a strictly film perspective if not the clueless social stuff, Chan is the best ever... mechanically speaking he is better than Bruce Lee) Chan is going to have an uphill battle with his fans in CHINA not in Japan or Korea. those ppl steal everything and in mainland China the concept of fandom hasn't really taken off. In Japan in particular but also in Korea you'd never steal from your idol by buying a knockoff but in China "fans" do that. I could be all American and moralize... but in truth it probably is more existentially true that just appreciating an artist makes you a fan, rather than a monetary sink. so the Chinese might not be wrong on this. in any case they steal shit. Chan doesn't want them to steal his shit. So he made a case with a Korean fan (including the throwing away the merchandize part) which was probably 100% fabrication in the first place to make his point.</div> </blockquote> <br/> Woah. There is no "Asian Mindset". It's all on perception on whether you have a business mindset or not. And by questioning the validity of my race isn't going to prove that one exists either. I was merely disproving the above person when he/she said that nobody wanted his signature. <br /> Do you have proof that he specifically tweeted to encourage people to purchase his DVD? Maybe he was actually trying to stop piracy. And please- Chinese fangirling on a K-pop website? It was all a little Google web search to bring up some specific factual evidence. Additionally, I apologize, but I have no clue on what a "Richard Simmons" is, nor do I care for using internet slang. <br /> All I was trying to prove was that 1) Jackie Chan is quite allowed to take to social media to voice his outrage and 2) Jackie Chan was popular. I have no clue on what you're harping about, whether it be something about moralizing Chinese fans or Promotions on Twitter. Sorry about that.

happyboy
happyboy

Quoting Kskano713;25674984 said:: [quote="calculator;25674279"][quote="sc_b540491d61922e7ee1bfe871af94eb8c;25674275"]Yo people, read what he said again if you didn't understand it. He did not say anything bad about S.Korea alright. Get it straight, he was just talking about illegal copies of DVDs. Chill the fuck down!rn He should be glad that people walk up to him for an autograph. He ain't even near the level of Bruce Lee. Try to chill that out, buddy.[/quote] Geez. He didn't say anything bad about SK... and plenty of other K-idols also have taken to twitter and other forms of social media to voice their opinion about fans. Off the top of my head, I can list EXO-M, SS501, Big Bang, DBSK, Super Junior, and JYJ members all expressing their opinions. Thought it may not be on the same topic (fan bringing illegal DVDs), that doesn't mean that it's irrelevant. Why should he be glad that people want his autographs? He has starred in over 50 movies and won over 27 world-famous awards, some of which include the Hong Kong Film Awards, the Kids' Choice Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, and the People's Choice Awards. A recent movie of his, The Karate Kid, grossed over $350,000,000. Debating whether he is more popular than Bruce Lee is another issue; however, the main issue is still at hand: Jackie Chan is popular. Therefore, some people (in this scenario, I'm assuming you are not one of them) actually want his signature. Heck, even I want his signature.[/quote] It's not that deep is it? He CAME to Korea to promote. Obviously he's not going to be glad that people want his autograph in Korea, he's going to be overjoyed. It means the money and time he sunk all those years has not gone to waste. Chan is a businessman and that is direct validation. As for his comments, how can you be Asian and not comprehend the Asian mindset. Nothing is literal. Everything is subtext. Again the POINT of his post is to remind people: 1) there's extra features on the DVD 2) BUY THE DVD the other stuff about Korea, or piracy is all just to wrap up those 2 points in an interesting and non-charged way for his main audience: Chinese viewers. to be clear, all your Chinese fangirling aside (and the fan part I agree with from a strictly film perspective if not the clueless social stuff, Chan is the best ever... mechanically speaking he is better than Bruce Lee) Chan is going to have an uphill battle with his fans in CHINA not in Japan or Korea. those ppl steal everything and in mainland China the concept of fandom hasn't really taken off. In Japan in particular but also in Korea you'd never steal from your idol by buying a knockoff but in China "fans" do that. I could be all American and moralize... but in truth it probably is more existentially true that just appreciating an artist makes you a fan, rather than a monetary sink. so the Chinese might not be wrong on this. in any case they steal shit. Chan doesn't want them to steal his shit. So he made a case with a Korean fan (including the throwing away the merchandize part) which was probably 100% fabrication in the first place to make his point.

happyboy
happyboy

Quoting imsomessedup;25674296 said:: [quote="calculator;25673539"]Talkin sh#t about S. Korea? That's a smart move (Sarcasm) kmm hmm...rn Hey bro, I remember your first posts because they were so retarded: http://forums.soompi.com/discussion/comment/15794533/#Comment_15794533 It's a real shame that you didn't haven't made any intellectual progression within these two years. And so what if Jackie Chan dissed SK? What the hell are they gonna do? Release a catchy pop song about how he sucks?[/quote] no if you're quoting shit that ppl wrote 2 years ago and tracking those agrievances like Christopher Dorner versus LAPD, it's because you're an effete powerless loser who has to be a tough guy trolling a kpop forum. LMFAO what are they going to do? not buy his CDs? as in the entire point of Chan spending 2 weeks promoting in Korea? Quoting imsomessedup;25674296 said:: kmmm hmmm.... hi I'm jackie chan I waste weeks of my life and hundreds of thousands promoting in Korea because I do NOT care if Koreans to buy my DVDs... hmmm kmmmm what are they going to do release a catchy song, which internet fatasses will then use to weakly troll 14 year old girls listening to Kpop hmm kmmm...rn as for Chan he wasn't talking about Korea. Korea actually has pretty strident copywrite laws enacted in the past 15 years since IMF. China on the other hand is a complete tidal pool of thievery. Partly cultural, partly economic but mostly because of political reasons. the CCP only allows about 15 movies to be screened and they implicitly allow piracy as a means to dillute Western, Korean and Japanese cultural soft power and also hurt their media industries financially by stealing their IP. Chan is basically saying don't steal to his fans. He can't really point fingers at the Chinese without backlash and the Koreans are a safe target because they actually don't pirate that much so they wont really care about it. While it would be a huge political issue in the mainland. He's in essence saying, "even a Westernized country in Asia like Korea has piracy issues, if you're my fan don't buy knockoffs." Chan himself has a long history of stupid, politically charged and cowardly statements, including stating that Chinese people by nature "need to be controlled" (implicitly of course by the CCP... if not another overlord) and insulting Tiananmen protesters, which has hurt Chan's profile greatly in Hong Kong, Taiwan and other Chinese dominated SE Asian territories like Singapore. But this is not one of them. He just wants people to buy his DVDs. Of course people who actually care about that shit or have the barest clue wouldn't be posting on a tween kpop site... for his part imsomessedup just stuck his finger up his buttcheck the entire time and mumbled "kmmmm hmmm fttppppppp" then he filed away this thread so he could take it out and rant/masterbate to it in 3 years

edr49890
edr49890

Shame on them.. No Wonder Why S.k Not the Main Market of all IDOL nwadays ..

Kskano713
Kskano713

Quoting calculator;25674279 said:: [quote="sc_b540491d61922e7ee1bfe871af94eb8c;25674275"]Yo people, read what he said again if you didn't understand it. He did not say anything bad about S.Korea alright. Get it straight, he was just talking about illegal copies of DVDs. Chill the fuck down!rn He should be glad that people walk up to him for an autograph. He ain't even near the level of Bruce Lee. Try to chill that out, buddy.[/quote] Geez. He didn't say anything bad about SK... and plenty of other K-idols also have taken to twitter and other forms of social media to voice their opinion about fans. Off the top of my head, I can list EXO-M, SS501, Big Bang, DBSK, Super Junior, and JYJ members all expressing their opinions. Thought it may not be on the same topic (fan bringing illegal DVDs), that doesn't mean that it's irrelevant. Why should he be glad that people want his autographs? He has starred in over 50 movies and won over 27 world-famous awards, some of which include the Hong Kong Film Awards, the Kids' Choice Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, and the People's Choice Awards. A recent movie of his, The Karate Kid, grossed over $350,000,000. Debating whether he is more popular than Bruce Lee is another issue; however, the main issue is still at hand: Jackie Chan is popular. Therefore, some people (in this scenario, I'm assuming you are not one of them) actually want his signature. Heck, even I want his signature.

calculator
calculator

<blockquote class="UserQuote"> <div class="QuoteAuthor"><a href="/profile/1800322/imsomessedup">imsomessedup</a> wrote: <a href="/discussion/comment/25674296#Comment_25674296" class="QuoteLink"><span class="ArrowLink">»</span></a></div> <div class="QuoteText"> <blockquote class="UserQuote"> <div class="QuoteAuthor"><a href="/profile/550515/calculator">calculator</a> wrote: <a href="/discussion/comment/25673539#Comment_25673539" class="QuoteLink"><span class="ArrowLink">»</span></a></div> <div class="QuoteText">Talkin sh#t about S. Korea? That's a smart move (Sarcasm) kmm hmm...</div> </blockquote> <br /> Hey bro, I remember your first posts because they were so retarded: <a href="http://forums.soompi.com/discussion/comment/15794533/#Comment_15794533" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://forums.soompi.com/discussion/comment/15794533/#Comment_15794533</a><br /> It's a real shame that you didn't haven't made any intellectual progression within these two years.<br /> And so what if Jackie Chan dissed SK? What the hell are they gonna do? Release a catchy pop song about how he sucks?</div> </blockquote> Oh, you look cool now. Also, I'm not your bro. Don't bring up conversation that's done in the past. I don't have time for that.<br /> <br />

Stacy
Stacy

I don't think the fan knew it was illegal. I also don't think he was trying to sound rude, he just wanted to inform.

imsomessedup
imsomessedup

Quoting calculator;25673539 said:: Talkin sh#t about S. Korea? That's a smart move (Sarcasm) kmm hmm...rn Hey bro, I remember your first posts because they were so retarded: http://forums.soompi.com/discussion/comment/15794533/#Comment_15794533 It's a real shame that you didn't haven't made any intellectual progression within these two years. And so what if Jackie Chan dissed SK? What the hell are they gonna do? Release a catchy pop song about how he sucks?

calculator
calculator

Quoting sc_b540491d61922e7ee1bfe871af94eb8c;25674275 said:: Yo people, read what he said again if you didn't understand it. He did not say anything bad about S.Korea alright. Get it straight, he was just talking about illegal copies of DVDs. Chill the fuck down!rn He should be glad that people walk up to him for an autograph. He ain't even near the level of Bruce Lee. Try to chill that out, buddy.

Len.
Len.

Yo people, read what he said again if you didn't understand it. He did not say anything bad about S.Korea alright. Get it straight, he was just talking about illegal copies of DVDs. Chill the fuck down!

Fallacy
Fallacy

<blockquote class="UserQuote"> <div class="QuoteAuthor"><a href="/profile/550515/calculator">calculator</a> wrote: <a href="/discussion/comment/25673607#Comment_25673607" class="QuoteLink"><span class="ArrowLink">»</span></a></div> <div class="QuoteText"> <blockquote class="UserQuote"> <div class="QuoteAuthor"><a href="/profile/8405927/salemnizami">salemnizami</a> wrote: <a href="/discussion/comment/25673592#Comment_25673592" class="QuoteLink"><span class="ArrowLink">»</span></a></div> <div class="QuoteText"> <blockquote class="UserQuote"> <div class="QuoteAuthor"><a href="/profile/550515/calculator">calculator</a> wrote: <a href="/discussion/comment/25673539#Comment_25673539" class="QuoteLink"><span class="ArrowLink">»</span></a></div> <div class="QuoteText">Talkin sh#t about S. Korea? That's a smart move.</div> </blockquote> <br /> That's hardly what he's doing, he's just commenting on one fan who bought an illegal copy of the movie</div> </blockquote> I don't see Korean celebrities going on their micro-blogs to talk about what the fans brought to them.<br /> </div> </blockquote> <br /> He's not talking negatively about S.Korea at all; just mentioning one instance of one circumstance that made him feel unhappy. This so happened to be with a Korean fan. That's all.<br /> <br /> There are plenty of Korean celebrities that talk about encounters with fans. Some of them are not always pleasant and have been blogged/interviewed/twittered/etc<br />

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Quoting salemnizami;25673592 said:: [quote="calculator;25673539"]Talkin sh#t about S. Korea? That's a smart move.rn That's hardly what he's doing, he's just commenting on one fan who bought an illegal copy of the movie [/quote] I don't see Korean celebrities going on their micro-blogs to talk about what the fans brought to them.

salemnizami
salemnizami

Quoting calculator;25673539 said:: Talkin sh#t about S. Korea? That's a smart move.rn That's hardly what he's doing, he's just commenting on one fan who bought an illegal copy of the movie

calculator
calculator

Talkin sh#t about S. Korea? That's a smart move (Sarcasm) kmm hmm...