Jackie Chan's lesbian daughter says she is homeless and living under the bridge for a month, thanks to her "homophobic parents"
Legendary actor and filmmaker Jackie Chan’s estranged daughter and her partner revealed that they’ve been homeless and sleeping under a bridge thanks to her "homophobic parents".
Etta Ng, 18, and her girlfriend Andi Autumn posted a video on YouTube saying that they’ve been feeling helpless because their family and friends have refused to support them.
"Hi I’m Jackie Chan’s daughter Etta Ng and this is my girlfriend Andi," the 19-year-old read from a paper sheet. "We’ve been homeless for a month due to homophobic parents. We pretty much slept under a bridge and other things."
Autumn added, “We will have to be split up if we go to any kind of government facility.”
"We don’t know what to do at this point, we just want to let people know what’s going on because at this point it seems ridiculous that no one can help. I don’t understand", Ng added.
"I’ve asked all my friends for help,” said Autumn. I’ve asked all my family for help. Everyone just keeps sending us to the directions of shelters, where they know we will be split up."
Ng added, "I don’t even understand. 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***. Two people in love that share love are trying not to get split apart and they’re trying to f*** us over just because – I don’t understand it – I love her."
In the video caption, the romantic couple plead to viewers if they may repost the video online in a hope of spreading this information to those who may not know about the situation.
"At this point, we have nowhere to go because the friend of Andi’s that is helping, can no longer house us," they wrote. "We understand people who are busy but this is a bit much. And now I can only turn to the Internet for help as there is strength in numbers,".
"We don’t know the next time we will have Internet access so we might be off the grid for a while. All I know is that our love is stronger than this but we are getting tired of it. No one we know, family, friend or government services will help."
The video has received over 64,000 views since it went live.
The couple quickly received a lot of support from fans and commenters, which blew Ng away.
"I am in awe at the amount of support and love poured my way," Ng wrote in the caption. "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," she continued. “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."