Liam Neeson premiere cancelled due to backlash over racist revenge confession
Feb 08 2019
"It's all f**kin" bulls*it.
The statements have come back into the public eye in response to Neeson's comments in a more recent interview. 'Dude, have you watched Widows? "His tongue was so far down Viola Davis" throat.
"It was easier for Liam Neeson to admit he wanted to commit hate crimes against Black people than it was to accept being called a racist", comedian and filmmaker Hari Kondabolu tweeted.
However, others were still criticising the actor, with playwright Bonnie Greer telling the BBC that Neeson's comments "probably put paid to his career" and added he "needs to take a rest for a while". It's all bulls**t. Ignore it.
"And I'm the black man that everybody loves I hope, because I give away money, I give away loads of money", Peters joked.
Meanwhile, actress Michelle Rodriguez also dismissed the accusations against Neeson, pointing to his romantic scene with black actress Viola Davis in Steve McQueen's heist film Widows.
Neeson, 66, when he talked to British newspaper The Independent about the theme of revenge in his new movie Cold Pursuit. "No", she said on Wednesday's edition on U.S. talk show The View.
"I'm not racist, this was almost 40 years ago, but because I was brought up in the north of Ireland, I was brought up in the Troubles in the 60s, 70s and early 80s".
"If she had said an Irish or a Scot or a Brit or a Lithuanian, I know it would have had the same effect", he told ABC.
But I had never felt this feeling before, which was a primal urge to lash out. But my immediate reaction was, I asked, did she know who it was? No. And I did it maybe four or five times until it caught myself on and it really shocked me. I'm a fairly intelligent guy, that's why it kind of shocked me, and then I came down to Earth after having these awful feelings.
Singer Lily Allen joined the chorus of disapproval on Tuesday by dedicating her track [Expletive] You to the actor while performing in Sydney. Is he a bigot? No. "So that I could ... kill him", he told the United Kingdom outlet, before admitting, "It was horrible, horrible, when I think back, that I did that".