Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Whoopi Goldberg Defends Liam Neeson After Race Row Controversy

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Freda Brock | 07 February, 2019, 22:56

Liam Neeson's recent comments could now be affecting his work. Spacey has been accused of sexual misconduct.

And I truly love how hard he pushes back on folks like DL Hughley, 50 Cent and other men filled with toxic masculinity who try to use what he's been through as the butt of their exhausted jokes.

He then gave a follow-up interview on where he admitted he had been "shocked" by his "primal urge" for revenge.

Neeson said in an interview published Monday (Tuesday AEDT) by The Independent that after learning his friend's attacker was black, he "went up and down areas with a cosh (stick or truncheon)" hoping a black person "would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know?"

However, he clarified: "I'm not defending him at all. I grew up around that, but I was never a part of it".

Clemence Michallon, a writer for The Independent, said in an op-ed today, February 7, that she had not expected to receive such a response from Neeson during the press junket for his movie "Cold Pursuit" held three weeks ago in NY.

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When asked about his friend he said: "She passed away by the way five years ago". "I was trying to show honor for a friend I dearly loved, in a medieval fashion".

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. "Luckily no violence occurred". "Thanks be to God". "Many have rightfully pointed out the cynicism of seeing a white person praised for publicly admitting to having harbored the desire to commit a racist murder".

"Yes. Yes. That was my feeling that I did want to lash out. Yes".

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

"I'm not racist, this was almost 40 years ago, but because I was brought up in the north of Ireland, I was brought up in the Troubles in the 60s, 70s and early 80s". Sexual assault is a awful crime one that tends to bring outrage from those who felt helpless and unable to protect their loved ones.

Mos-Shogbamimu urged people to get past the issue of whether or not Neeson is racist and focus on the societal reasons why this was Neeson's reaction and what it represents about society we live in. And should he even apologize for opening up about a dark period in his psyche? "I know I do it".

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