Whoopi Goldberg Defends Liam Neeson After Race Row Controversy


The upcoming "Men In Black" film will feature Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in the starring roles; Liam Neeson will be playing a high-ranking agent in the same vein as Rip Torn's character from the 1997 original.

The actor, who is from Ballymena in Northern Ireland, has faced criticism following his comments.

Following the controversial interview, a red carpet event for "Cold Pursuit" was canceled, but the premiere in NY still pushed through. "I'm not sure if he's so remorseful of telling the story or of the actual action of wanting to exact revenge, exact violence against a black person".

He said the incident happened many decades ago. I asked her did she know the person, and his race. What colour were they? Generally speaking, Hollywood doesn't exactly let things go, even if he admitted his urge to kill black people following the rape of his friend was frightful.

Neeson told the newspaper he had spent "maybe a week" walking near pubs with a heavy stick and "hoping some "black bastard" would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know?"

"If I said in a week of my life." began Blackwood.

Hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid asked the panel if Liam Neeson could ever be redeemed after sparking an global race row, and the situation went from heated to nearly inaudible as the panelists shouted over one another.

Barnes continued: "Would I ever say to Piers Morgan or a white cameraman, a white man in working class in East London, "Because you're white let's all lump together and this is how you should feel". "It's very bad. But I did learn a lesson from it".

Neeson appeared on Good Morning America Tuesday and revealed he had sought help from a Catholic priest after spending a week prowling the streets with a cosh to murder a black man.

The actor has since clarified his comments, explaining he was expressing the unexpected "primal urge" to lash out that he felt after his friend's attack. After that there were some nights I went out deliberately into black areas in the city, looking to be set upon so that I could unleash physical violence. It shocked me, this primal urge I had.

"It shocked me and it hurt me".

He claimed that his desire for revenge may have been shaped by his experience of growing up during The Troubles. "I'm not racist, this was almost 40 years ago".