Tuesday, 26 March, 2019


Michelle Rodriguez: Liam Neeson isn't racist because he kissed Viola Davis

Image Terry Crews and Wale Go Back and Forth About Liam Neeson on Twitter Image #6 Liam Neeson Attends ‘Cold Pursuit’ Premiere Amid Racism Controversy
Hannah Rogers | 08 February, 2019, 19:59

But Michelle Rodriguez has leant her voice to the small number of people standing by the veteran actor, insisting he can not be racist because of his performance in last year's critically acclaimed movie Widows. Was 1 of my most anticapated films for 2019.

Allen added on an Instagram post that, "I don't believe Liam Neeson's racist anecdote, which makes it even more disgusting". Neeson has been facing backlash since his controversial interview with The Independent to promote his new film, in which he shared a shocking story with the British publication about revenge. In the interview, Neeson said that decades ago he wanted to "unleash physical violence" on a black man after a close friend revealed she had been brutally raped and that the perpetrator was black.

"After Liam's unnecessary and offensive recounting, I knew someone would drop a slave-y ass ideology about white men's inability to be racist being linked to their lust for black women would pop up somewhere. 'What color were they?' She said it was a black person".

Fans outraged by his admission he once stalked the streets with a bat hell-bent on killing any "black bastard" are calling for his scenes in the big-budget sci-fi flick to be cut. "So that I could... kill him", he continued.

Another celebrity to defend Neeson was John Barnes after Piers Morgan slammed the Taken star for the comments.

While Neeson's story is about the pitfalls of revenge, and it's impressive he pulled himself out of the darkness, people still have the right to be offended, a fact echoed widely online. "The lady journalist was asking, 'How do you tap into that?,' and I remembered an incident almost 40 years ago when a friend of mine was brutally raped".

"I have been asked whether I think this interview marks the end of Neeson's career". But I had never felt this feeling before, which was a primal urge to lash out.

Liam Neeson's promotion work of his new movie "Cold Pursuit" turned into PR-hell for the Hollywood actor, who once portrayed industrialist Oskar Schindler, who saved over a thousand Jews from the Nazis. There was a war going on and I had acquaintances involved... I grew up surrounded by that. Liam Neeson is not a racist.

The veteran actor later tried to clarify his comments on "Good Morning America" and insisted he is "not racist".

"I was trying to show honour, to stand up for my dear friend in this awful medieval fashion", he explained.

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