Liam Neeson‘s personal phrases — about on the lookout for a “black bastard” to kill 40 years in the past — are derailing the NYC rollout of his new film.
“Cold Pursuit” is premiering Tuesday evening in NYC, however the studio’s determined to cancel the crimson carpet occasion — which means Neeson gained’t should face the media. That change was introduced simply hours earlier than the premiere — and some hours after Neeson tried to melt the blow of his bombshell revelation.
He went on ‘GMA,’ trying to additional clarify why he’d tried to avenge a pal’s rape — when he was in his 20s — by looking for to assault random black males. Neeson didn’t know the attacker’s id however solely knew he was black.
Neeson first informed the puzzling story to The Independent on Monday, and the backlash has been constructing ever since.
For occasion, we spoke to Killer Mike outdoors SiriusXM’s workplace in NYC and he mentioned he’s been coping with folks like Neeson all his life.
Mike ripped Neeson for his ”extremely racist, bigoted and flawed” feedback, however added he’s not nervous concerning the actor as a result of he doesn’t should work with him.
He mentioned the actual drawback is all of the white folks in America who suppose precisely like Neeson — folks African-Americans should work shoulder-to-shoulder with on a regular basis. Mike had some recommendation for these folks.