The action superstar and Hong Kong national, Jackie Chan, in his Twitter account, asked the people of Hong Kong not to direct their anger at the Philippine government or to Filipinos who live in their country:
“Humans should be united and not kill or hate each other.”
“HK is a nation built by a lot of different people…don’t worry! We do not hate!”
He said that the 11-hour standoff, which led to the death of hostage-taker Rolando Mendoza and 8 Hong Kong tourists, was also hard for the Filipino people, particularly the police.
“If they killed the guy sooner, they will say why not negotiate first? If they negotiate first, they ask why not kill the guy sooner? So sad.”
Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda, on the other hand, thanked the action superstar who is also TIME magazine’s one of the “most influential people” for “extending his hand of friendship” to Filipinos.
A number of Filipinos replied to Jackie Chan’s twitter message expressing their gratitude to the action superstar for his remarkable sound judgment regarding the sensitive incident:
aiman_mania: You have a good heart, that’s why you’re so blessed. Extending the love from Philippines. 🙂 Thanks!
CherryPrince17: Thank you Jackie Chan, you’re really Mr. Han…The Philippines is getting bullied then you came out to save us..Thank you!
VinVinJacla: This is why the Philippines “major major LOVES” Mr. Jackie Chan
emil327: .We Love you Jackie Chan from all of your fans in the Philippines!
chunrren10: hi jackie chan~ im a fan of you since i was little.. thank you for understanding philippines 😀
ivyisredpoison: HK: Jackie Chan does not represent the ppl of Hong Kong PH people: Mendoza does not represent how the people of the Philippines act.
eislinn_may: JACKIE CHAN, the Philippines LOVE you!!
If you want to show your appreciation to Jackie Chan, his official twitter account is “EyeOfJackieChan.”