Well, at least you know what’s on his mind!
Actor Liam Neeson has been making an attempt to clean up a statement he made regarding an alleged rape of a friend by a Black man and it’s not going over well.
The Irish actor admitted he considered carrying out murder against a random Black man years ago after someone close to him was allegedly raped by a Black man.
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 [making air quotes with his fingers] ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.”
Listen to the entire Independent interview.
Liam Neeson: ‘I walked the streets with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by a “black b******” so that I could kill him’ – Listen to his full comments in our exclusive interview https://t.co/jdWzfip1rI pic.twitter.com/Ma14TG8pNj
— The Independent (@Independent) February 4, 2019
Liam also spoke to Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, explaining why he’s not racist. He said he did seek out help – from a priest – after realizing how shockingly dark his thoughts were. He also claimed that if his friend said the attacker was white, he would have tried to seek out a person fitting that description.