Fellow actors defend Liam Neeson over controversial comments

Terry Crews and Wale Go Back and Forth About Liam Neeson on Twitter

Fellow actors defend Liam Neeson over controversial comments

What was supposed to be a press tour for action thriller Cold Pursuit has become an apology tour for actor Liam Neeson.

The 63-year-old actress, who has known Neeson for years, spoke about the race row during an appearance on United States talkshow The View, saying that people shouldn't be surprised by Liam's admission that he wanted to attack a black person after a loved one had been raped.

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.

"It's all f**king bullsh*t", Rodriguez told Vanity Fair. "His tongue was so far down Viola Davis" throat. You can't call him a racist ever.

Amid a wave of controversy and condemnation over his comments, Neeson spoke to Good Morning America on Tuesday, arguing that he's "not a racist". He's not a racist.

"And I'm the black man that everybody loves I hope, because I give away money, I give away loads of money", Peters joked.

She said: "People walk around sometimes with rage, that's what happens".

Neeson continued to elaborate on his reaction to the incident, explaining he knew this behavior was wrong, adding: "It was horrible, horrible, when I think back, that I did that".

But actors so often confuse make-believe and reality, and no doubt thinking the hero of his new film Cold Pursuit is heroic because of his determination to avenge a loved one, the 66-year-old made a decision to go semi-back into character to tell a deeply personal and twisted story, in the low, muttered - and, yes, apologetic - stream-of-consciousness tones of a patient lying on his therapist's couch. She said it was a black person.

"I believe that every person on earth is capable of the greatest good, or unspeakable evil", the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor tweeted. "Liam is just describing his fork in the road".

Liam Neeson's comments about wanting to murder a black person have seen him attacked on all sides.

The New York red carpet event on Tuesday for the film was cancelled in the wake of the interview.

Following the controversial interview, a red carpet event for "Cold Pursuit" was canceled, but the premiere in NY still pushed through.

"After Liam's unnecessary and offensive recounting, I knew someone would drop a slave-y ass ideology about white men's inability to be racist being linked to their lust for black women would pop up somewhere". "I went out deliberately into black areas in the city, looking to be set upon".

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