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Jackie Chan, Olympics Fashion Victim

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 22, 2008

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Sure, the whole world is focusing on Beijing as opening day of the games approaches. But officials in Hong Kong want us to remember that the city is an Olympics destination, too. All those equestrian events that people in Britain get excited about and most everyone else ignores? They’re going to be in Hong Kong, because for reasons having to do with quarantine that I don’t understand, importing horses into mainland China would have been too difficult, if not impossible.

As a longtime booster for Hong Kong, Jackie Chan is now getting into the act promoting his hometown’s Olympics bona fides. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, the local branch of the famous wax museum, has just unveiled its latest model, a wax version of Hong Kong’s biggest movie star in a garish “Olympic-inspired outfit” that Madame Tussauds says Chan designed himself. (As you can see above, it makes him look vaguely like early-70s Las Vegas Elvis.) “The Hong Kong skyline backdrop on display at Madame Tussauds behind my sport figure further highlights what an amazing Olympic city we have,” Chan says in the company’s press release. He adds that “this costume is one of a series I’ve designed to wear throughout the Olympics as part of my official duties.” No word on what the others look like.

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Reader Comments


July 23, 2008 01:43 AM

Umm..Bruce, Chinese don't care about who Elvis is.


July 23, 2008 04:26 PM

Only an American will likely find an Elvis in this photo. How about a Bruce in it? Bruce Lee? NOT!


August 25, 2008 12:41 PM

Be nice! I'm Chinese I know very well who Elvis is.

For the record, I agree that the oufit is gross.

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September 24, 2009 06:15 AM

What a nice blog you have..thanks for all this information

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BusinessWeek’s team of Asia reporters brings you the latest insights on business, politics, technology and culture from some of the world’s biggest and fastest-growing economies. Eye on Asia’s bloggers include Asia regional editor Bruce Einhorn, Tokyo reporter Ian Rowley, Korea bureau chief Moon Ihlwan, Asia News Editor and China Bureau Chief. Dexter Roberts, and Hong Kong-based Asia correspondent Frederik Balfour.

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