Fans angry when Liam Neeson refuses to apologize for black b ***** d & # 39; comments - Irish Post

LIAM NEESON's attempt to clarify the controversial comments he made in an interview to promote his new film was greeted with anger online.

The Irish actor was eligible for serious criticism after comments The independent claiming that he once walked up the street with a weapon looking for "a black b ***** d" to kill after a good friend was raped.

Neeson has since continued to clarify his remarks during a performance at Good morning America, telling host Robin Roberts:

"A female journalist asked me how I used it and I remembered an incident in which a very dear friend of mine was brutally raped.

"And I was out of the country, when I came back, she told me about it, she treated the situation incredibly bravely, but I never felt this feeling before, which was a primary urge to beat, I asked her if you were the person It was a man, his race, she said he was a black man.

"I thought OK, and then on some evenings I deliberately went into black areas in the city that wanted to go out, so that I could unleash physical violence, I did it four or five times."

He explained to Roberts that he was seeking help from a priest, talked to his good friends about his anger, and added that he was "not racist."

However, the reactions have been received with contempt by many people.

Actress Kelechi Okafor was one of those who expressed her disappointment about Neeson's remarks and she & # 39; dangerous & # 39; called.

Tariq Nasheed also made a grim comparison.

It was a viewpoint that was repeated elsewhere.

The independent& # 39; s music correspondent Roisin O & # 39; Connor also noted that the Irishman had not apologized for his statements.

This criticism was repeated by others on Twitter.

Model and LGBT + activist Munroe Bergdorf thought: if what Liam Neeson said is not racist, then what?

The way the media dealt with the situation also came up for criticism.

And the fact that Neeson repeated the anecdote.

Neeson has received some support online, with many resounding thoughts from John Barnes.

Many saw the story and the way the media treated Neeson as another example of "white privilege & # 39 ;.