Etta Ng, daughter of superstar Jackie Chan, along with her girlfriend, have appealed to the public for help because of homeless state. The two women claim that they are homeless because their parents are homophobic.
Ms. Ng, 18, came out last year via an Instagram post, writing, “In case no one got the memo, I’m gay,” along with the hashtags #lgbtqai, #lgbt, #lesbian and #androgynous.
Ms. Ng appeared in a video on YouTube along with Instagram artist Andi Autumn, 30, her girlfriend. In the video she says, “We’ve been homeless for a month, due to homophobic parents. We’ve pretty much slept under a bridge and other things, you know?”
She also said that the people in authority have been no help to them.
After all these years of negativity, living in shame and being afraid of the world I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s easier to accept that I am never meant to love or be loved. Especially as a lesbian in a culturally sensitive society I would be doing my family a favour staying hidden, silent, sit and behave like I’ve been instructed all my life. but Then you came along and proved me wrong, I deserved to be happy, love and be loved. @andiautumn you Accepted every single part of me. The good, the bad and the crazy ? You opened my heart and mind to all the good in this world, kissed every scar I have. 2017 has been a complicated year, I’ve faced so much that was meant to break me and it would have but you kept me strong all the way. You Everything and more, I love you so so much princess ? ~Happy Early 9 month anniversary ? 2/14/17 ~
“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, LGBTQ community shelters, and all of them just don’t give a s**t. So that’s why we’re making this video, because we don’t know what to do at this point.”
At the end of the video, Ms. Ng turns to Ms. Autumn and tells her, “I love you.”
Elaine Ng, Ms. Ng’s mother and a former Hong Kong beauty queen, expressed disapproval of her daughter’s actions in even making the video.
“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.”
Elaine Ng declined to comment however, when she was asked whether her daughter had been communicating with her.
Her superstar father reportedly was not very present in Etta’s upbringing. His only comment about his daughter’s coming out was “If she likes it, that’s fine.”
While some netizens have been supportive, most are incredulous that two adults are homeless and jobless, simply telling them to just “get a job.”