Etta Ng, the daughter of martial artist and actor Jackie Chan has declared her sexuality and come out as a lesbian on social media.
In an Instagram post, the 18-year-old introduced the world to her girlfriend in a photo of her posing in front of a rainbow backdrop with hashtags “#lgbtqai #lgbt #lesbian #androgynous.”
Etta revealed that not only is she a lesbian, but also she is in a committed relationship with 30-year-old Canadian social media influencer, Andi Autumn who also confirmed they were dating.
A few days after her original post, Etta followed up with another picture to thank everyone for their support and encouragement. She wrote:
“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 but I am at that point where I realise that I can use my experience to tell my truths and help others just like me. Thankfully I’ve grown since the days I was powerless and uncertain what the world has for me. Thank you for the enormous outpour of love and acceptance. 🌈❤️🙌🏻💪🏻 … #loveislove #lovewins #lovealwayswins … #love #support … #queer #gay #gaygram #loveyourself #advocacy.”
“I’ve never met anyone like @stolenmilktea. She has given me a chance to fully express the running thoughts in my head. No judgements, just understanding. Everything was against us. We’ve been pushed down again and again but its worth it knowing we will get through it together, side by side. 🚺🚺💕 skip past all of the difficulties we’ve had this year, we are finally heading in the right direction, we have a path. We’ve encountered a lot of discrimination from family, friends, and the Hong Kong society. We are living in such an international city and yet so many people have their minds closed off. But none of it matters when I know every morning your going to be next to me. I love you. 💟.”
Etta is the daughter of Jackie Chan and former Hong Kong beauty queen Elaine Ng. The actor had an extra-marital affair with the beauty queen while married to his current wife Joan Lin in the late ’90s, which ended before Etta’s birth. Since then, Etta and her mother have lived fairly private lives in Hong Kong.
Jackie Chan has not spoken publicly about his daughter but has acknowledged he had an affair. However, Etta who reported her mother to police over a domestic disagreement last year, has revealed in the past that she has an estranged relationship with her father Jackie.
“He is my biological father but he is not in my life,” she has stated. “He never existed in my life. I will never regard him as a father.” “I would not say that he is my dad. I would say, ‘Oh, Jackie Chan, an actor,’” she said.
Chan, who has appeared in more than 150 films, also has a son, actor Jaycee, with his wife and former actress Lin Feng-jiao.
The news has been welcomed in China, with online commentators writing, “Happiness is all that matters!” and “Support the ability and freedom to love.”
China’s communist government has worked to ban LGBTQ themes in film and broadcast media, but the country’s growing number of vocal millennials are more supportive towards LGBT rights.