LIAM Neeson will today break his silence after he revealed he once stalked the streets looking to kill a “black b*****d”. The Northern
LIAM Neeson will today break his silence after he revealed he once stalked the streets looking to kill a “black b*****d”.
The Northern Irish actor, 66, is set to discuss the controversial interview live in Times Square, New York City, on Good Morning America.
The 66-year-old revealed his shame after once walking the streets looking for a “black b******” to kill after a loved one was raped[/caption]
He is currently embroiled in a race row after he said he once set out to find a man to kill when his friend was raped.
Neeson said he was told the attacker was black and he wandered to streets armed with a cosh.
In an extraordinary interview, Neeson revealed he hoped a black person would “come out of a pub and have a go at me about something”.
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He later admitted that he wanted to “kill” the person and his controversial interview has caused worldwide outrage.
And he is expected to discuss his controversial comments live on television later this afternoon.
The show tweeted this morning: “Liam Neeson joins us LIVE in Times Square – addresses controversial headlines and talking about his new movie Cold Pursuit.”
Liam said during the interview with the Independent: “She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way.
“But my immediate reaction was I asked, did she know who it was? No.
“What colour were they? She said it was a black person.
“I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be… approached by somebody.
“I’m ashamed to say that, and I did it for maybe a week – hoping some [Neeson gestures air quotes with his fingers] ‘black b******’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.”
Piers Morgan is just one celebrity who slammed the star’s comments today.
He said today: “It’s like Ku Klux Klan stuff.
“I don’t want to see this guy’s movie’s right now quite frankly. I mean, does anyone? It’s so indiscriminate, so racist.”
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However, former England football star John Barnes defended the actor, saying he “deserves a medal” for telling the truth.
He told Sky News: “I believe that Liam Neeson deserves a medal and I’ll tell you why.
“I’ve listened to the transcript, and he was talking about how revenge doesn’t do anyone any good.
“If you listen to everything he’s talking about, he’s saying that in the moment, and you can’t blame him for thinking what he feels, this is what society has wrongly shown him that black people do.”
He added: “It’s been spun – if you want to think about what he’s actually saying, he’s saying he was ashamed and horrified by the way he felt.
“That is what he went on to say, you cannot blame him for thinking that.”
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