Jackie Chan’s teenage daughter has come out as a lesbian on social media platform Instagram.
Etta Ng is the Hong Kong action star’s daughter with beauty queen Elaine Ng, and grew up with her mother only.
She made waves online when she and girlfriend, blogger Andi Autumn, opened up about their sexuality in Instagram posts.
On Oct. 6, Ng posted a photo of her silhouette against a rainbow background and captioned it with the hashtags “#lgbtqai #lgbt #lesbian #androgynous.”
Her girlfriend shared a photo of them and recounted their experience as same-sex partners in Hong Kong.
“We’ve encountered a lot of discrimination from family, friends, and the Hong Kong society,” said Andi.
“We are living in such an international city and yet so many people have their minds closed off,” she observed.
Despite being a leading world economy, Hong Kong does not fully recognize the rights of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community. There is no anti-discrimination law on sexuality and same-sex unions are not legally recognized.
“Everything was against us. We’ve been pushed down again and again but it’s worth it knowing we will get through it together, side by side.
“But none of it matters when I know every morning your going to be next to me,” Andi concluded.
Netizens from around the world have flooded the posts with comments of support.
In a follow-up post, Andi wrote, “We appreciate everyone’s kind words and it’s honestly giving us more energy to fight for what’s right… Let’s make this world a peaceful and understanding one.”
Thank you to all of those who have shown love and support towards @stolenmilktea and I. We appreciate everyone’s kind words and it’s honestly giving us more energy to fight for what’s right. We will continue to share our journey and hope we can help others along the way. Let’s make this world a peaceful and understanding one. #pansexual #lgbtqai #loveislove #lovealwayswins #queer #loveyourself
Ng said in her own post, “I am in awe at the amount of support and love poured my way. I am speechless at how followers went to my Girlfriend @andiautumn and my account to show us both so much positivity.
“People all over the world have been rooting us on as Hong Kong media continues to mock.
“I’ve grown up in a world of negativity and close mindedness… Thankfully I’ve grown since the days I was powerless and uncertain what the world has for me.”
‘He is not my dad’
Ng has had no contact with Chan, who has been married to Joan Lin. When news came out in 1999 that Chan’s affair with Ng resulted in a lovechild, the actor said in a press conference, “I have only committed a fault that every single man in the world commits.”
“He is not my dad. I have no feelings for him,” Ng told Express in 2015. “He is my biological father but he is not in my life.”
The 18-year-old has had a rocky relationship with her mother, who is said to have had an alcohol problem and has been jobless since 2015, according to Singaporean news outlet 8 Days. In March, the teen was suspected of attempting to commit suicide, reports the Shanghaiist. /ra
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