Michelle Rodriguez defends Liam Neeson; says he is not racist

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Michelle Rodriguez defends Liam Neeson; says he is not racist

What color were they?

Neeson, 66, came under fire after appearing on Good Morning America while attempting to explain a recent confession at a press junket that he once walked the streets "with a cosh", hoping to find a black person to kill, following the rape of a close friend. I've known him a pretty long time, I think I would have recognized, I've been around a lot of real bigots.

"I don't know if I'm coming back". But I had never felt this feeling before, which was a primal urge to lash out.

"It's bad", he continued. "It's very bad. But I did learn a lesson from it". "I understand that need for revenge, but it just leads to more revenge, to more killing and more killing, and Northern Ireland's proof of that". You know? 'What's wrong?' 'No no, nothing's wrong'.

"It really shocked me, this primal urge I had".

The screening for 'Cold Pursuit, ' however, went ahead.

Calls for the Irish actor's banishment from the hit franchise erupted after an interview he gave with The Independent went viral, during which he opened up about some dark demons he wrestled with 40 years ago upon learning of a loved one's rape.

After Liam Neeson faced criticism following racist comments he made in an interview Monday, fellow actor Terry Crews came to his defense.

"It shocked me and it hurt me ..." And even though Neeson told the press that he sought help after the incident and that it happened nearly 40 years ago, it doesn't warrant a comment from someone who worked with him on a movie.

"It took me a week, maybe a week and a half, to go through that". He also dished that (I kid you not) "power walking" helped him alleviate his pent up aggression. "This was almost 40 years ago".

"Usually I dedicate this next song to Donald Trump, but today I feel more disgusted by Liam Neeson so this song is dedicated to him", she told her fans. Isn't that the definition of racism? "Many have rightfully pointed out the cynicism of seeing a white person praised for publicly admitting to having harbored the desire to commit a racist murder".

Actress Whoopi Goldberg also came to Neeson's defence during a panel discussion on her talk show The View on Wednesday. "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".

While promoting the action thriller Non-Stop alongside Julianne Moore, Neeson remarked that "we all racial profile", adding that "It's a awful thing to admit to do but we all do it". Does he deserve a round of applause for confessing to being racist?

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