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.
The funniest thing about the Liam Neeson article is that with he still doesn’t realise what he was doing was racist lmao he just thinks revenge isn’t worth it. He still thinks killing any black person would be revenge for a specific black man raping his friend 😂
— The Gay Tupac (@NeferKira) February 4, 2019
“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.
Wow so Liam Neeson is fucking cancelled. So if the guy was white you'd go stalking the streets to find a random, unrelated white person to kill? Scumbag. https://t.co/T2dLivKMgz
— Tally Igharo (@tallychan_) February 4, 2019
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.