Etta Ng–the 17-year-old daughter of movie star Jackie Chan–took to Instagram last Thursday to let her rainbow flag fly: she’s gay, y’all, and head-over-heels in sweet, sweet love.
On October 5, Etta made her coming out short, sweet, and social media friendly, uploaded a picture of her own technicolor silhouette with a rainbow emoji and the hashtags “#lgbtqai, #lbgt # lesbian and #androngynous” to her sparse account–she’d only made her Instagram debut earlier that same day.
Around the same time, her girlfriend Andi Autumn–a Canadian social media starlet–posted an artsy pic of the pair, their faces partially obscured, with a heartfelt caption gushing about her love for Etta and relating their struggle for acceptance.
Thank you to all of those who have shown love and support towards @stolenmilktea and I. We appreciate everyone's kind words and it's honestly giving us more energy to fight for what's right. We will continue to share our journey and hope we can help others along the way. Let's make this world a peaceful and understanding one. #pansexual #lgbtqai #loveislove #lovealwayswins #queer #loveyourself
The next day, Etta posted another picture of her looking cool af, this time with a caption thanking her followers for their overwhelming support following her low-key coming out.
I am in awe at the amount of support and love poured my way. 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. 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. Thankfully I’ve grown since the days I was powerless and uncertain what the world has for me. Thank you for the enormous outpour of love and acceptance. 🌈❤️🙌🏻💪🏻 我對於大家的支持和愛感到十分驚喜與感激。你們在我和我女朋友 @andiautumn 的instagram户口留下的正能量實在令我感恩。多謝來自世界各地的你們給我的祝福，令我感到恩惠，當香港傳媒不斷去評論我的生活時，令我感受到無比的壓力。我從小在一個佈滿負面和封閉的環境下長大，但是隨著社會進步，我希望能夠利用我的故事來説出真相從而幫助其他和我處境一樣的人。我曾經對於世界和未來感到非常無助和迷惘，但慶幸身邊一直有不同的人去支持和鼓勵我，令我想通了，成長了。最後我想再次多謝大家的關懷和接受。🌈❤️🙌🏻🦄 #lgbt #androgynous #lgbtqai #loveislove #lovewins #lovealwayswins #lesbian #love #support #🌈 #androgynous #queer #gay #gaygram #loveyourself #advocacy
For those wondering about her dear ole dad’s response to her announcement, Etta and Jackie don’t actually have much in the way of a relationship; she was conceived from an extramarital affair Chan had with Hong Kong beauty queen Elaine Ng, but Ng raised Etta alone. In a 2015 interview, Etta called her dad “just a stranger,” and Chan has said himself he won’t be leaving her anything in his will.
But he does, at least, support LGBT rights! In 2013, he made a PSA for GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Anti-Defamation League.)