GLOBAL ONE NEWS (G1) — Hollywood actor Liam Neeson has drawn sharp rebuke after admitting he wanted to kill a black person.
The 66-year-old told The Independent on Feb. 4 he was ashamed of himself for having violent thoughts after learning someone close to him had been raped.
Neeson said after learning the attacker was black, he “went up and down areas with a cosh” (a large stick) hoping a black person “would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.”
His comments set off a firestorm.
One person tweeted, “what’s particularly terrifying is the idea that the death of any Black guy would satisfy the revenge quota.”
Another posted, “#LiamNeeson felt comfortable enough 2 tell the world (he) walked around a community in search of a random Black person 2 provoke and kill because he was angry.”
Others defended the actor with one writing, “Liam Neeson had a terrible impulse that he didn’t act on.”