Sometimes when something tragic happens in the United States, Chinese media (including Taiwan and Hong Kong) will jump at the chance to somehow relate it to something happening in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Despite the gravity and the horror of what happened last Friday in Colorado, the Chinese media have done it again, this time linking Chinese movie star Jackie Chan to the tragedy.
According to Hong Kong's Oriental Daily, Jackie Chan has going the rounds talking about how he escaped a near death experience in Aurora. Oriental Daily reports that Chan was allegedly invited to for the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado but work obligations got in the way and he had to return to Beijing. Taiwan's China Times reported that while Chan expressed grief and shock over the incident he seemed to be more worried about how the upgraded security will affect the premiere of his own upcoming movie Chinese Zodiac .
Now if any of this is to be believed, it would make Jackie Chan a really big loser for trying to gain exposure of his live-action Jackie Chan Adventures movie, however please keep in mind that Jackie Chan isn't exactly the well loved action hero he seems to be.
成龍受邀"蝙蝠俠"首映未成行 逃過一劫 [Oriental Daily via Xinhuanet]