Last week, Christian Bale was jumped by some ninjas while trying to visit imprisoned Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng. Now, the Chinese government is speaking out about what went down between Bale and their police. They’re surprisingly pro-Chinese.
“If anyone should be embarrassed it’s the relevant actor, not the Chinese side,” a spokesman said. “What I understand is that the actor was invited by the director Zhang Yimou to attend the movie premiere. He was not invited to any village in Shandong to create news or make a film. If he wants to create news, I don’t think that would be welcomed by China.”
The spokesman add this word of warning. “Yo, Zhang. You gotta talk to your boy.”
Thanks a lot, Christian Bale. Now China’s totally pissed at us right before the holiday. If they cut off our supply to knock-off electronic products, I won’t have anything to give my dad this year. (Reuters)