Liam Neeson has revealed that he once fantasised about murdering black men.
His telling admission below….
The ‘Taken’ actor was promoting his new movie ‘Cold Pursuit’ when he admitted that he used to daydream about slaughtering black men after a friend claimed that they had been raped by a black man.
My immediate reaction was … 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 ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.
It was horrible, horrible, when I think back, that I did that. And I’ve never admitted that, and I’m saying it to a journalist. God forbid.”
It’s awful. But I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, ‘What are you doing’, you know?.
Stunned, members of the public used social media to unpack his confession.
Also, please understand the very *essence* of white privilege in Liam Neeson’s comments. He could openly talk about once wanting to kill black people without fear of reprisal. It was a “story” he shared. An anecdote during a press junket.
I’m just really sad tbh
— Narjas. Zatat (@Narjas_Zatat) February 4, 2019
so much of race is wrapped up in ~sexual~ interactions and that liam neeson interview/piece is really a hall of fame illustration of that. 🙃
— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) February 4, 2019
“Me Too is a witch hunt”
Also Liam Neeson:
“I walked around looking for a random black man to kill after a woman I knew was raped by one”
— Sid (@StrictlySid) February 4, 2019
The funniest thing about the Liam Neeson article is that with he still doesn’t realise what he was doing was racist lmao he just thinks revenge isn’t worth it. He still thinks killing any black person would be revenge for a specific black man raping his friend 😂
— The Gay Tupac (@NeferKira) February 4, 2019
now we learn he was in pursuit of murdering any black man he could because a woman he knows was raped… the same #liamneeson who said women speaking up about their sexual harassment are just looking for a witch-hunt, and being touched inappropriately is simply “childhood stuff”
— ɐʎɐlɐɥʇ . تالیہ (@rc2wentyseven) February 4, 2019
Basically what Liam Neeson said was that he wanted to lynch a black man for laying his hands on a ‘purdy little white girl’.
I’ve seen this movie before – he can’t be exonerated for it. Can’t see Hollywood giving a sh1t though can you?
— M. (@MAfzal_UK) February 4, 2019
Liam Neeson thought generalizing all black people based on one incident makes sense? He doesn’t know that’s textbook racism?
— Hak33m 🇳🇬 (@PrinceHAK33M) February 4, 2019
Well, I’ve seen it all now. Liam Neeson admitted to going around trying to find a black person to kill because someone he was close to got raped by a black person, and the journalist spoke to a psychologist to help contextualise his racism and included it in the article? WILD.
— Elizabeth Pears (@BizPears) February 4, 2019
He is yet to respond.