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.
A statement from a family spokesman said: 'He passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side. He rose to fame as the star of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning which proved to be extremely popular with moviegoers.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has told the team he is voiding his option for the 2019 season, according to ESPN . Those two moves give the Eagles a fairly easy path to the $15 million they would need right there.
The academy has a partnership with Bordeaux, and Sala was one of a handful of players to have gone from there to the French side. It comes after Nantes had opened legal proceedings against Cardiff over the payment of the transfer fee.
Honored as a trailblazer: Robinson was widely honored, from the earliest days of his playing career through recent years. The Reds, Orioles and Indians have retired Robinson's No. 20 and saluted him with statues at their ballparks.
Australia has called for Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to personally intervene and free the semi-professional footballer. In 2014, a court in Bahrain sentenced Araibi to 10 years in prison on multiple charges of vandalizing a police station.
In his blog, Bezos cited an email from AMI deputy general counsel, Jon Fine , to a lawyer representing de Becker. In response, he hired consultant Gavin de Becker to figure out how they obtained those text messages .
Hay said Thaksin - who was also ousted in a coup in 2006 - and Yingluck "have always been seen as being ant-establishment". Has been in exile since 2008 to avoid serving jail time on a corruption conviction he insists was politically motivated.
However the 13-time US PGA Tour victor responded with three straight birdies before the turn and added two more on his back nine. "I may have done it before, but I don't ever recall doing it", a satisfied Mickelson said afterwards.
Following the release of these patches, the system status page on Apple's website has also been updated to reflect the situation. As expected, Apple has rushed out a fix for a bug that allowed folks to eavesdrop on others through Group FaceTime .
Why don't we use these people as a strategy to promote our tourism industry?" the Daily Monitor reported Kiwanda as asking. But the tourism minister who came up with the idea is now facing calls to resign from local feminists.
Since the beginning of the year, Clark County Public Health has reported 50 confirmed measles cases and another 11 suspect cases. Measles has been confirmed in three more Multnomah County residents bringing the total amount of cases to four in Oregon.
Mexican drug cartel targeting Australia
According to authorities in the Australian state of Victoria, around 2 tons of meth is consumed in the state every year. Three of those arrested in Australia will appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court later on Friday.
United Kingdom racing cancelled over EI scare
These include the Betfair Hurdle card at Newbury on Saturday, one of the most valuable meetings of the National Hunt season. Equine influenza is a highly infectious disease of horses, mules and donkeys.
Sixers trade Fultz to Magic
Former Husky Markelle Fultz gets a desperately needed fresh start with his trade to the Orlando Magic . Sixers guard and former first overall draft pick Markelle Fultz reportedly is headed to the Magic.
Durant, Curry drafted first, second in All-Star draft
You can tell the trade rumors are getting to the team's young guys, especially with the effort they put forth in IN last game. Davis told the Pelicans he wanted a trade, and James has made it clear that he'd love to play with him.
Joy Behar reveals her own blackface photo on 'The View'
He then admitted he did once use shoe polish to darken his skin to resemble Michael Jackson for a dance contest in 1984. A rep for The View hasn't commented on the new controversy, but it seems likely Behar will address it on the show.