Liam Neeson has Friday apologized for the statements that he in February did. The actor confessed in an interview that he years ago on the street walking about with a crowbar, looking for the husband of a friend of his had been raped.
“In the last few weeks I’ve been thinking and talking with people about the unacceptable thoughts and actions that I forty years ago, as a response to the brutal rape of my dear friend,” says Neeson, in a statement Friday he shares with several American media.
According to the actor came in through the incident irrational thoughts with him to the top, who did not represent as a person. “By trying to explain what my feelings then were, I have the shelf misgeslagen and lots of people hurt. And while the words now so often be used to get innocent people to do evil”, says Neeson.
“What I didn’t realize is that this is not going to justify my anger at the time, but what my remarks today brought about. I can see that, even though it reflect the words that I used are not my true feelings or me as a person, they are very painful. I offer my sincere apologies,” says the actor.
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Neeson didn’t know what he his anger had to do
Neeson, who last February was interviewed about his new movie Cold Pursuit, illustrated a question about the anger of his character with a personal story. He told me that he did not know what he his anger had to do, when his good friend told him that they have been raped by a black man.
“I was wandering about the streets with a crowbar in my hand, hoping that someone would hear. I’m ashamed to say it.” The actor hoped that “a black bastard” a café would come and him annoying would treat. “So that I then could kill,” said the Northern Irishman.
The actor admits in the interview that he is a week and a half had insisted before he realized that what he was doing was terribly wrong. “As I now think back: it was terrible, really terrible, that I did that.”
Actor got a lot of criticism about him
Neeson was given after the placement of the interview, a lot of criticism about him on social media and was among other things a racist called. They also called people on to films with the actor to boycott.
The premiere of Cold Pursuit was cancelled and the film producer Lionsgate, said in a tv appearance of Neeson in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
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