Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Red carpet event for Liam Neeson movie scrapped after revenge remarks

Red carpet event for Liam Neeson movie scrapped after revenge remarks

However, after many an attempt to justify what he meant, which didn't really come out right, celebrity pals have rallied around the star to try and set the record straight. "Hated his casting before the horrifying controversy, but now really hope it's not too late to digitally erase racist f**k Liam Neeson from it".

Another quipped: "You can literally hear Liam Neeson evaporating from all the upcoming Men in Black International marketing".

"It's all f**kin" bullshit.

In his latest film Liam Neeson plays Nels Coxman in Cold Pursuit, a small town snowplow operator intent on tracking down the drug dealers he believes to be responsible for the death of his son. "His tongue was so far down Viola Davis" throat.

"The View" host Sunny Hostin didn't mince words, either, when she said hours after the "GMA" interview, "What I can't understand is how you would go out and seek a random person of the same race to harm because that for me feels like a modern-day lynching". We get it, Michelle. Why do you think that unlike Grace [Neeson's character's wife in the film], he's unable to do the internal work of moving on and taking that distance that she does? "I'm not racist. This was almost 40 years ago", he insisted, adding, "We all pretend we're all politically correct". It's all bulls**t. Ignore it. He's a loving man.

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Liam Neeson has cancelled an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert following his controversial comments that he'd wanted to attack a black person as revenge for the rape of his friend almost 40 years ago. "So that I could... kill him". "I was trying to show honor, stand up for my dear friend in this awful, medieval fashion", he explained. She would say, 'Where are you going?' and I would say, 'I'm just going out for a walk.' You know?

"It took me a week, maybe a week and a half, to go through that", Neeson said.

'You can't be surprised that somebody whose loved one is attacked is angry and wants to go out and attack'.

The 63-year-old actress, who has known Neeson for years, spoke about the race row during an appearance on USA talkshow The View, saying that people shouldn't be surprised by Liam's admission that he wanted to attack a black person after a loved one had been raped.

Speaking about the backlash on Good Morning America earlier this week, the actor said: "It hurt me". I've listened to the transcript, and he was talking about how revenge doesn't do anyone any good.

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