Jackie Chan is A Great Guy, Part XXVIII

If only every father felt it proper to apologize for his son's arrest on drug charges.
"Jaycee and I together express our deep apology to society and the public," Chan wrote... "I say to Jaycee that you have to accept the consequences when you do something wrong. As your father, I'm going to face the road together with you."
Now that's a man.


Ymar Sakar said...

In some Asian cultures, it's considered a loss of face and slinging mud on the parent's faces, if their children act against society.

So to recover standing, the parent must demonstrate that they can exert authority over the child, via the double apology.

Grim said...

I understand the social forces at work, but it's still pretty impressive to see in play. When was the last time you saw someone stand up and say, 'I'm sorry, I obviously didn't raise my kid right'?

douglas said...

When was the last time you saw anyone in America express shame at all?

Ymar Sakar said...

I've seen a lot of people say they are sorry, but their body language proves it is deceptive.

So sincere people whose words and body language concur with each other? Rare or non existent in the English language sphere.