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Neeson’s Career Over: ‘Black Bastard’-Gate

I looked at Twitter today and noticed that Liam Neeson was trending.  It turns out Neeson is in hot water over comments made to the London Telegraph.  Neeson had a friend who was raped and when Neeson asked her what race the assailant was, he said roamed the streets with an iron bar looking to find and kill the “black bastard”, after she told him.

“She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way,” Neeson said during the interview, which can be read in full here. “But my immediate reaction was … 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 [Neeson gestures air quotes with his 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.”

Welp, looks like Neeson had a good run.

This reminds me on a very old Michael Keaton interview I read once.  He said they taught him Karate for Batman (1989), and he loved his new skills so much that he wandered the streets of London at night hoping someone would attack him, “so I could kick their ass”.

Manly Man: Michael Keaton.