Etta Ng, 18, the daughter of film star Jackie Chan, has taken to YouTube in a plea for help. In the video Ng, along with her girlfriend, 30-year-old Instagram personality, Andi Autumn, claim they have been sleeping under a bridge because friends and family have turned their backs due to their lesbian relationship.
Ng says in the video:
We’ve been homeless for a month due to homophobic parents. We pretty much slept under a bridge, and other things. We’ve gone to the police, we’ve gone to the hospitals, the food banks, the LGBTQ community shelters and all of them just don’t give a s—. 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.
Autumn also adds:
We will have to be split up if we go to any kind of government facility.
The YouTube video is captioned with the following:
We had to read off of a paper due to PTSD and being extremely flustered about the whole situation. please understand. Please repost and share so that people who do care about us know what is happening. At this point we have no where to go because the friend of Andi’s that is helping, can no longer house us. 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.
On the face of it, the story sounds heartbreaking, but things don’t entirely add up and people have a lot of questions.
For example, it was reported by Hong Kong website Coconuts that the couple left Hong Kong for Canada and were spotted at a convenience store telling the cashier that Ng was looking for her father, Jackie Chan.
Ng’s mother had filed a missing person’s report for her daughter back in Hong Kong after she quit her job and disappeared. People are having a hard time understanding how the couple afforded the flight from Hong Kong to Canada.
This YouTube commenter had a lot to say on the subject.
Ng’s mother certainly agrees that the women need to take some responsibility:
She’s [Autumn] already 30-something and is a teacher with working experience. How can she tell an 18-year-old girl to film such a video? It’s wrong. 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.
And others did too:
jackie chan's JOBLESS 18 year old daughter is on youtube begging for money and a place to stay because of homophobic parents but her girlfriend is also JOBLESS and 30 years old. make it make sense pic.twitter.com/E4FH2EXG9w
— looter vandross (@brokenpromithes) April 30, 2018
They are 18 and 30.
Even the mom days they need to stop complaining and get jobs.
What I do not understand is why this is news? Two lost souls… Out of millions.
— An_Anonymous_Source (@Logic_Triumphs) May 1, 2018
I feel like they aren’t trying hard enough? I mean it’s Canada …
— BeyonChé Guevera (@AlphaQueer) April 30, 2018
I’m dead why is Jackie Chan’s daughter on YouTube crying with her 30 year old girlfriend talking about they’re homeless instead of looking for a job
— brit(ish) (@mxh_____) April 30, 2018
Although @ILoveHavinMoney saw a different plan:
— WHY NOT? (@ilovehavinmoney) April 30, 2018
Either way, let’s hope the women figure a way out of this mess.