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Liam Neeson Says He Once Wanted To Kill A Black Person As Revenge For A Friend’s Rape

Liam Neeson Says He Once Wanted To Kill A Black Person As Revenge For A Friend’s Rape

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We were rooting for you Liam! We were all rooting for you!

Liam Neeson said he once waited outside of a pub hoping to see a black person leave so he could carry out a hate crime. The Taken actor sat down to talk to The Independent about his upcoming film Cold Pursuit, and things went left…quick. During the interview, Neeson said he once wanted to kill a black person out of revenge after a friend of his was raped. He recalled getting the call about the attack, “I asked, did she know who it was? No. What colour were they? She said it was a black person.”

He then elaborated, “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 [Neeson gestures air quotes with his fingers] ‘black b*****d’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could… kill him.”

The internet of course didn’t waste a second expressing their disapproval for the beloved actor. Neeson did admit that he later realized his wrong thinking, “It’s awful. But I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, ‘What the f— are you doing’, you know?” If we know anything about the internet, that apology will mean basically nothing. Check out some tweets below: