Black Fans Reaction to Liam Neeson Admitting He Wanted to Kill a Random Black man
Although the US is observing the Black History Month, is it really the case? After Super Bowl 2019 being heavily slammed for its predominantly white characteristics, we have another actor revealing his racist side. In an interview, Liam Neeson has opened up about his desire to kill a black man. And well, let’s just say that the man is officially cancelled now. Although he claims he is ashamed over it, is that really helping? Twitter exploded as black fans react to this shocking interview. And it’s safe to assume that nobody on the platform wants to stick up for him- those who did weren’t treated well either!
Why Did Liam Neeson Want to Kill a Random Black Man?
In an interview, Neeson admitted that he wanted to kill a black man to seek revenge for the rape of a loved one. He was hoping that he would run into a black man coming out of a pub so that he could kill him. The actor claimed that,
I went up and down areas with a (nightstick), hoping I’d be approached by somebody – I’m ashamed to say that.
But now the 66-year old actor is looking back at the incident with shame and regret. However, it looks like talking about it publicly wasn’t his best decision because people are not ready to forgive him for this incredibly racist and inhumane desire.
Twitter Slams Liam Neeson for Wanting to Kill a Black Man…
Liam Neeson is definitely having the hardest time of his life with hundreds of Twitter fans slamming him for his shocking interview. People believed that it is unacceptable for a white actor to admit he wanted to kill a black man. And people are criticizing Neeson’s behavior for double standards. After all, no black man would be allowed to search for a white man to kill, and then talk about it in public.
Could Will Smith confess to stalking the streets of Los Angeles for a whole week searching for random white people to kill and get a pass? Exactly… #LiamNeeson
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) February 5, 2019
Hey #LiamNeeson you know who raped your friend?
Maybe you should remember that next time you make millions from movies that re-enforce toxic masculinity instead of being a racist fuck 🤷🏻♀️
— The Salty Sardine (@SaltySardine11) February 5, 2019
Morning. Waking up to more apologists for #LiamNeeson ‘s lynching fantasy. And I wonder how many of those would have stood by him, if the alleged perpetrator was Jewish & he was roaming the streets in search for a Jewish person to murder. If that sounds + awful to you, reflect.
— Guilaine Kinouani (@KGuilaine) February 5, 2019
However, some people also rushed to Neeson’s defense saying it was only human to have dark thoughts. And that the man did feel shame over them.
So No-one out there has ever been so angry or grieving they have acted out of character? #LiamNeeson was speaking honestly and is being slated for it. So much for freedom of speech! Yes, in your lifetime you will hear things you don’t like, that’s life!
— Dawn (@DawnJayneWest) February 5, 2019
Wait , what ? #LiamNeeson admits to having a low moment in his life where he had dark thoughts that he was ashamed of? So he’s actually human after all?
— A very intelligent individual (@SmartBigsmoke) February 5, 2019
But well, these supporters were also slammed for having double standards.
On #LiamNeeson confessional & those praising him for being 'honest': can you imagine black or Muslim man 'confessing' he had violent gendered or raced fantasies & being lauded for it?
— Priyamvada Gopal (@PriyamvadaGopal) February 5, 2019
Liam Neeson is a 66-year old actor from Northern Ireland. He has been nominated for a number of awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. His most prominent works include Taken and The Commuter.
As for this year, he’ll be starring with Chris Hemsworth in upcoming Men In Black International which has already wrapped up filming.