Terry Crews Defends Liam Neeson After Racist ‘Black B******’ Comments

Carla Harmon
February 7, 2019

"Liam Neeson is not a racist", Rodriguez told Vanity Fair at the amfAR Gala in New York City, Wednesday night when asked about the actor's recent confession he once wanted to carry out a racist murder. "What he did go on to say.is that he realised that it was too dark for him, he went and got himself help".

The 33-year-old singer was performing in Sydney, Australia, when she told the crowd she would sing "F**k You" for the 66-year-old actor, who has been subjected to a huge backlash after shockingly confessed he sought racially-charged revenge after a friend was raped.

"Is he a bigot? No".

"Oh definitely, if she had said an Irish, or a Scot, or a Brit, or a Lithuanian, I know I would have had the same effect".

"It took me a week, maybe a week and a half, to go through that", Neeson said. You can't be surprised that somebody whose loved one is attacked is angry and wants to go out and attack.

Liam made the astonishing admission during an interview about his latest film about a father's quest for revenge against a drug baron after his son is killed.

After Liam Neeson's controversial interview with British newspaper The Independent and a follow-up with Good Morning America, a number of people began to call for his character to be digitally removed from the upcoming Men in Black: International film.

"I was trying to show honour to my, stand up for my dear friend in this awful, medieval fashion", Neeson said. It shocked me, this primal urge I had. "I did seek help, I went to a priest". Neeson revealed that he once was hoping to kill some "black bastard" after a friend was brutally raped over 40 years ago.

Rodriguez, who herself co-starred in the feminist thriller, elicited some of the most outraged reactions to her comments from journalists and public figures who believe she may have jumped into the pit Neeson created together with him. Neeson quickly added that he now finds his behavior "horrible, horrible, when I think back, that I did that".

"But I see now long, long lines of people and you know, some poor lady in a wheelchair that has to be escorted off because they have to put it through a machine, and it's like come on, for f*** sake". He said he would have been looking for a white man if his friend had identified her attacker as white. "It shocked me. It hurt me".

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