OK LogoPHOTOS

Liam Neeson Says He's 'Not Racist' After He Admitted He Wanted To Kill A Black Man

Liam Neeson black man
Source: INSTARImages

Feb. 5 2019, Updated 6:52 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

Liam Neeson is attempting to clarify the disturbing statements he made during a feature interview with the Independent. At the time, Liam admitted he once prowled the streets looking for a “black b*****d” to kill following the rape of a family member. However, the Cold Pursuit actor made an appearance on Good Morning America on February 5, and insisted he is not racist.

Article continues below advertisement

Watch!

The Golden Camera Awards Arrivals
Source: INSTARImages

 “I’m not racist,” the 66-year-old actor told host Robin Roberts. “This was nearly 40 years ago.”

Article continues below advertisement
Liam Neeson Attends Dublin Screening of The Commuter
Source: INSTARImages

He then explained that his mindset was molded by the period of social unrest he experienced during his youth. “I was brought up in the north of Ireland and brought up in ‘The Troubles’ during the ‘60s, ‘70’s  and early ‘80s.”

The Golden Camera Awards Arrivals
Source: INSTARImages

“There was a war going on in the north of Ireland,” he said. “ And I had acquaintances who were involved in The Troubles...and its bigotry….”

Article continues below advertisement
0079506bfdd
Source: INSTARImages

However, after recalling various incidents of religious bombing and hate crimes, the Taken star insisted, “I grew up surrounded by that but I was never part of it.”

Da49e4fef71
Source: INSTARImages

Earlier this week, Liam admitted that after learning a loved one was raped by a black man, he wanted revenge. “I went up and down areas with a cosh a British slang term for a bludgeon,” he told the Independent.  “I was hoping I’d be approached by somebody – I’m ashamed to say that – and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.”

Watch the video above to see Liam’s Good Morning America comments. 

Advertisement
More Stories

© Copyright 2021 Empire Media Group, Inc. OK! is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.