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Liam Neeson reveals he went looking for revenge agst a black man

With his particular set of skills-is this racist? https:/ trijocker02/05/19
It's odd that people aren't attacking him over it, even thou fettywap02/05/19
Uh, you haven't been paying attention. He's getting a ton o whatnext02/05/19
Lionsgate just cancelled the red carpet for his premiere ton trijocker02/05/19
I could have sworn he said recently he was going to stop doi whatnext02/05/19
Yes, he did say he is too old to do action movies So why no trijocker02/05/19
You can take the man outta Belfast but you can’t take the thecharmingmresq02/05/19
He's from Ballymena. It's a protestant town. limeysolicitor02/06/19
I don't understand why he would volunteer this information i actionbronson02/05/19
That's the most vexing part. He was doing what should have whatnext02/05/19
White people continue to be under the impression that they c jorgedeclaro02/05/19
180. dupednontraditional02/05/19
Tone deaf, why 1 week after the Jussie Smollet controversy, trijocker02/05/19
I read the Fox one and not the DM. I'm familiar with the st kickflipninja02/05/19
It wasn't his loved one, but an acting friend This isn't Ta trijocker02/05/19
Never cared for him. schopenhauerx9902/05/19
Dude's getting old and literally losing his mind, revealing batman02/05/19
We need to have open conversations about race up and until s anotherjd02/05/19
Remake Death Wish starring Liam Neeson. isthisit02/05/19
Do keep in mind he merely went looking for a black man to "k batman02/05/19
I’ve seen quite a few people bring that up on social media whatnext02/05/19



trijocker (Feb 5, 2019 - 9:49 am)

With his particular set of skills-is this racist?

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/liam-neeson-says-im-not-racist-after-backlash-to-confession-he-wanted-to-kill-a-black-man-after-close-friends-rape

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6665897/Liam-Neeson-reveals-walked-streets-weapon-looking-black-b-d-kill.html

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fettywap (Feb 5, 2019 - 10:17 am)

It's odd that people aren't attacking him over it, even though the media is trying to provoke. I bet he doesn't apologize for what he said.

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whatnext (Feb 5, 2019 - 2:55 pm)

Uh, you haven't been paying attention. He's getting a ton of heat for this. He's already got an apology interview lined up.

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trijocker (Feb 5, 2019 - 7:06 pm)

Lionsgate just cancelled the red carpet for his premiere tonight
He could have aged out like Michael Caine doing character roles.
Too late now, he's done.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6671555/Liam-Neeson-film-premiere-appearance-CANCELLED-revealed-urge-kill-black-man.html

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whatnext (Feb 5, 2019 - 7:29 pm)

I could have sworn he said recently he was going to stop doing these roles because he felt it was silly to be doing action roles into his 60s.

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trijocker (Feb 5, 2019 - 8:31 pm)

Yes, he did say he is too old to do action movies
So why not go out like Harrison Ford?
Now that option is not available, all people will remember are his statement from today.

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thecharmingmresq (Feb 5, 2019 - 2:01 pm)

You can take the man outta Belfast but you can’t take the Belfast outta the man

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limeysolicitor (Feb 6, 2019 - 10:45 am)

He's from Ballymena. It's a protestant town.

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actionbronson (Feb 5, 2019 - 2:44 pm)

I don't understand why he would volunteer this information in the first place...

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whatnext (Feb 5, 2019 - 2:56 pm)

That's the most vexing part. He was doing what should have been a harmless press junket where you give by the numbers responses and he just volunteered this insanely racist bombshell.

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jorgedeclaro (Feb 5, 2019 - 3:08 pm)

White people continue to be under the impression that they can have discourse on racial relations. It never works out. Just shut your mouth, smile, nod and try not to get caught rolling your eyes when someone says something particularly crazy.

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dupednontraditional (Feb 5, 2019 - 3:24 pm)

180.

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trijocker (Feb 5, 2019 - 8:27 pm)

Tone deaf, why 1 week after the Jussie Smollet controversy,
would you reveal you wanted to beat up a black man?

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kickflipninja (Feb 5, 2019 - 3:04 pm)

I read the Fox one and not the DM. I'm familiar with the story.

Sure, it's racist but that's not even the whole point. And that story can't really amount to a determination that HE'S racist.

The larger issue is that he was straight up deranged and looking to kill a random person. Like he turned into a psycho killer in waiting, walking down the street.

The good thing is he caught himself, recognised he'd gone mad, then he sought help. Importantly, the help he needed was more aimed to quell his murderous urges rather than to become buds blacks.

The calling him racist thing is too much if it's only based on this. From the way it's confessed by him, this was probably the most psychotic week of his life. The most completely out of his element. His loved one was raped and he went trolling to murder anyone who vaguely fit some basic descriptions of the perp. That's clearly not his baseline mindset. In fact the confession came out only because he had to talk about his dark place he has for reaching into emotions of rage and anger for acting.

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trijocker (Feb 5, 2019 - 5:23 pm)

It wasn't his loved one, but an acting friend
This isn't Taken, and this happened over forty years ago.
Not to rationalize his thought process, but he was a scrappy irish fighter and the value systems in Ireland forty years are probably way different than someone growing up in the United States today, at least we hope so. I think he met to tell this story to illustrate how he had changed, and the value of discussing these issues, but it ended up being a huge mistake. That's why actors should not speak out without their PR person present.

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schopenhauerx99 (Feb 5, 2019 - 7:26 pm)

Never cared for him.

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batman (Feb 5, 2019 - 7:48 pm)

Dude's getting old and literally losing his mind, revealing crap like this.

Like how old people just lose their inhibitions and reveal their racist thoughts. That's what's happening here.

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anotherjd (Feb 5, 2019 - 7:59 pm)

We need to have open conversations about race up and until someone says something offensive.

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isthisit (Feb 5, 2019 - 10:04 pm)

Remake Death Wish starring Liam Neeson.

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batman (Feb 5, 2019 - 10:10 pm)

Do keep in mind he merely went looking for a black man to "kill" but didn't actually do anything. People are calling for his head for something that didn't even happen 40 years ago.

Mark Wahlberg meanwhile actually beat the crap out of an Asian man who ended up losing an eye. Since then he's become a superstar millionaire actor and nobody cares.

So the key is, as usual, you got to be selective about who you are racist towards, not that you are a racist in general. Liam should have just substituted black for "Asian".

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whatnext (Feb 5, 2019 - 10:14 pm)

I’ve seen quite a few people bring that up on social media today.

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