Liam Neeson’s ‘Cold Pursuit’ red carpet event canceled over revenge remarks
Liam Neeson new movie “Cold Pursuit” red carpet event has been canceled, meaning that the star won’t have to face the media following racism backlash from media.
Liam, 66, has faces backlash during an interview with the paper to promote his new film Cold Pursuit, Neeson described how he walked the streets looking for a ‘black b*****d’ to kill after a loved one was raped.
‘But my immediate reaction was… I asked, did she know who it was? No. What color were they? She said it was a black person,’ he said.
‘I went up and down areas with a cosh [a heavy stick or bar], hoping I’d be approached by somebody – I’m ashamed to say that – and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some [making air quotes with his fingers] “black b*****d” would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.’
After the interview made headlines across the world, the star denied he was a racist but failed to apologise during an appearance on Good Morning America.
‘I’m not racist, this was 40 years ago. I had a primal urge. I was trying to show honor for a friend I dearly loved, in a medieval fashion’, he said.
Liam added that he had gone to church when he became ‘scared’ and realised he had wanted to ‘unleash’ murder on a stranger for his friend, who he said died five years ago.
He said: ‘I did seek help. I went to a priest, who heard my confession’ and also later confided in two friends and would go out powerwalking for ‘two hours a day to get this [anger] out of me’.
GMA host Robins Roberts asked him if he ‘understood the pain of a black person’ hearing his words.
He replied: ‘Absolutely, you’re absolutely right. And at the time, even though this was nearly 40 years ago, I didn’t think about that. It was this primal hatred, I guess, that really shocked me, when I eventually came down to earth and saw what I was doing, looking for a fight’.
Furthermore, Liam Neeson claimed that we are all guilty of ‘racial profiling’, an unearthed interview revealed by Daily Mail.
Speaking to the paper he said: ‘We all racial profile, we all do. It’s a horrible thing to admit to but we all do it.
‘I know I do it because I’m a child from Northern Ireland from 1970 onwards any flights we made over to England, I’d be travelling on my own, hair down to here (shoulders) single Irish guy, always pulled over.’