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

Whoopi Goldberg Defends Liam Neeson After Race Row Controversy

Whoopi Goldberg Defends Liam Neeson After Race Row Controversy

"And I'm the black man that everybody loves I hope, because I give away money, I give away loads of money", Peters joked.

Lily Allen has reportedly dedicated her song "F*** You" to Liam Neeson.

Though International is scheduled for release on June 14th of this year, there have certainly been cases in the past of films removing controversial actors at such short notice, perhaps the most famous being Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World, which switched Kevin Spacey for Christopher Plummer.

Hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid asked the panel if Liam Neeson could ever be redeemed after sparking an worldwide race row, and the situation went from heated to nearly inaudible as the panelists shouted over one another.

Fans were calling for Neeson to be removed from the Men in Black film which is out in June, amid speculation that he will be stood down from the publicity tour for the show. Either way, it seems that the film will be arriving in cinemas with more controversy around it than anyone could've anticipated just a few days ago.

"If she would have said an Irish or a Scot or a Brit or a Lithuanian, I know it would have had the same effect". And I did it, I'd say maybe four or five times, until I caught myself on and it really shocked me, this primal urge I had.

She added: 'What he did go on to say... is that he realised that it was too dark for him, he went and got himself help'.

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Liam Neeson appears on "Good Morning America" with Robin Roberts.

"It was awful, disgusting when I think back, that I did that", Neeson said on "GMA".

Neeson said he had learned that society needed to have a larger discussion to end racism and bigotry.

Earlier in the day, Neeson appeared on "Good Morning America", insisting his words were taken out of context. Can I just say these are two different things. I remembered an incident almost 40 years ago where a dear friend of mine was brutally raped. "I was trying to show honor, stand up for my dear friend in this bad, medieval fashion", he explained.

Speaking to The Independent during a discussion about revenge, a theme in Cold Pursuit, he said he roamed the streets looking for a "black b******" after someone close to him was raped. I had acquaintances who were involved in the trouble.

"I've never done that either!" declared Boylan.

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