Jackie Chan’s lesbian daughter, Etta Ng, posted a video online where she and her girlfriend, Andi Autumn, say they’re homeless because of their homophobic parents.
“We’ve been homeless for a month, due to homophobic parents. We’ve pretty much slept other a bridge and other things,” Ng said, reading from a bit of paper. “I don’t even understand what is going on because we’ve gone to the police, we’ve gone to the hospital, the food banks [and] LGBTQ community shelters, and all of them just don’t give a shit.”
The 18-year-old, who came out in October, 2017, explained, “So that’s why we’re making this video; because we don’t know what to do at this point.”
Ng told The Express in 2015 that she and Chan have never had a formal relationship. “He is not my dad,” she said. “I have no feelings for him. He is my biological father, but he is not in my life.”
Page Six’s request for comment from Chan’s team wasn’t immediately returned.
Responding to questions from on.cc, Ng’s mother Elaine said it was wrong for her daughter to namedrop her father in order to ask for help and that there is actually more to the situation than meets the eye.
“Etta has emotional problems,” Elaine admits. “She was seeing a doctor last year, but she hasn’t gone to therapy since she left Hong Kong.”
She also accused Autumn of being a bad influence on her daughter. “She’s already 30-something and is a teacher with working experience,” she says. “How can she tell an 18-year-old girl to film such a video? It’s wrong. I feel that if they have no money, they should go find work. They shouldn’t film a clip telling others they are broke and who Etta’s father is. People all over the world work hard and don’t rely on someone else’s fame to get money.”
“Many people in Hong Kong get paid low wages, but they still go to work,” Elaine explains. “If they don’t have work, then they’ll film these videos to complain about their parents? How many of these videos would we see in a day then?”