Liam Neeson in hot water for saying he wanted to kill a black man

According to the BBC, actor Liam Neeson had a close friend who was raped by a black man a few years ago, and in an interview promoting his new film Cold Pursuit, admitted to walking up and down the street, hoping to kill a black man to avenge the rape.

Neeson said the alleged rape took place a long time ago and he found out about it when he came back from a trip abroad. The actor went on to use racially offensive language about the attacker.

He said: “She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way.

“But my immediate reaction was… I asked, 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 [uses air quotes with 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.”

As you can imagine, this set off a fire storm of criticism on the internet.

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