Liam Neeson blasted for saying he walked around looking to kill Black people

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Liam Neeson was once beloved by many for his role in the hit thriller, Taken. However, the 66-year-old actor is catching flack after admitting he walked around and searched for Black people to kill.

During an interview with The Independent, Neeson said that he was mad at the entire Black race after his friend was allegedly sexually assaulted by a Black person.

In a shocking new interview, Taken star Liam Neeson says he once sought revenge for a loved one’s rape by searching for a Black person to kill.

During an interview with Britain’s The Independent, the Irish Oscar nominee-turned-action star revealed that when he returned home from an overseas trip and learned a loved one had been raped, he went looking for revenge in Northern Ireland.

“There’s something primal,  God forbid you’ve ever had a member of your family hurt under criminal conditions,” Neeson said. “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 color were they?’ She said it was a Black person. I went up and down areas with a (nightstick), hoping I’d be approached by somebody – I’m ashamed to say that – and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some ‘Black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could – kill him.”

While filming a segment of “Good Morning America,” Neeson claimed that he was not racist and said that he got help by talking to a priest. “I went out deliberately into Black areas in the city, looking to be set upon,” he said on the ABC show. “It shocked me and it hurt me … I did seek help, I went to a priest.”

After the initial interview was released, Neeson was blasted on social media and by Black celebrities. Nick Cannon, who is serving as a guest-host on “The Wendy Williams Show,” challenged Neeson to a celebrity boxing match.

A.R. Shaw
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