Jackie Chan

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When it comes to speaking his mind, martial arts actor Jackie Chan isn't pulling any punches.

In particular, when he's expressing his views on the United States.

During a recent interview on Chinese television, the Hong Kong native called America "the most corrupt country in the world," the Washington Post reports.

While Chan, a staunch supporter of the Chinese Communist Party, admitted that China is certainly dealing with corruption of its own, he noted that the country is "making progress," before he continued to take aim at the United States.

"Where does this Great Breakdown [financial crisis] come from?" the Rush Hour star said in Chinese. (His comments were translated into English by the Ministry of Tofu.) "It started exactly from the world, the United States. When I was interviewed in the U.S., people asked me, I said the same thing."

Of course, such remarks shouldn't come as a complete shock as Chan has been pretty open politically in the past.

Chan once said, according to the Post, "Chinese people need to be controlled, otherwise they will do whatever they want," while defending China's decision to censor his films.

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