Liam Neeson admitted he wanted to kill when his friend was raped

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson

Frederick Joseph, who launched a GoFundMe to help take underprivileged children from Harlem in NY to see the film Black Panther, tweeted: "Liam Neeson being ready to take any Black life over what one person allegedly did just shows how meaningless and inconsequential black lives are to some".

In Neeson's newest film, "Cold Pursuit", the Irish actor will be playing a father out for revenge after his son is killed by a drug gang. The actor admitted he then went on walking excursions while carrying a blunt weapon hoping to be attacked by a black man so he could "kill him" in revenge.

He continued: "She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way".

"God forbid you've ever had a member of your family hurt under criminal conditions", he explained, adding that after he found out about the rape, "My immediate reaction was". In "Taken", which spawned two sequels, he plays a former Central Intelligence Agency operative who seeks revenge against sex traffickers who kidnapped his daughter and her best friend. What colour were they? "He still thinks killing any black person would be revenge for a specific black man raping his friend". "So that I could. kill him".

Neeson's follow-up remarks on the lesson he says he learned - that "revenge. just leads to more revenge, to more killing and more killing" - are disturbingly devoid of reflection on the deep-rooted racist beliefs about black people that came devastatingly close to guiding him to kill a stranger in cold blood.

See a few reactions to Neeson's interview with The Independent below.

Others called him "cancelled" and expressed concern about his racially motivated response.

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The 66-year-old, who is best known for Schindler's List and the thriller series Taken, also described growing up in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, during the Troubles.

Some fans praised the star, however, for owning up to his shocking past and expressing his shame at his actions. "Way to go Twitter".

- The Gay Tupac (@NeferKira)Also, please understand the very *essence* of white privilege in Liam Neeson's comments.

"I don't care how sorry you are, Liam Neeson, that is disgusting", wrote @HannahAlOthman. "All this stuff that's happening in the world, the violence, is proof of that, you know", he said.

"As Neeson said, the story has now been told for the first time", she wrote at the end of her article.

What's more is that the interviewer chose to reach out to an associate professor of experimental psychology at University College London named Lasana Harris to discuss the comments without revealing Neeson's identity.

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