The American saxophonist Kenny G was in China this week and visited the Admiralty demonstration zone where pro-democracy protestors have been gathering collectively as Occupy Central. The jazz-man posed for photos with protesters and later tweeted his wishes for “everyone a peaceful and positive conclusion to this situation.” But then deleted the tweet and said he was “not supporting” the Occupy cause.
A man who says he has been camping at the site since September 28–and who did not wish to be named–told the South China Morning Post: “It’s a bit disappointing. Kenny G has in effect said that what he told the protesters was not what he meant.” Kenny G later posted a photo of him playing the sax with Hollywood star Jackie Chan, who is a critic of the protests.
Jackie Chan and Kenny G, Twitter