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Liam Neeson has been trending for nearly 24 hours after saying he went out to find a “Black bastard” to kill after his friend was raped by a Black man 40 years ago. Now, he spoke to Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America” and he is insisting he is not a racist.

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The 66-year-old retold the story and said, “The lady journalist was asking me how do you tap into [his character’s quest for revenge] and I remembered an incident nearly 40 years ago where a very dear friend of mine was brutally raped and I was out of the country and when I came back, she told me about this situation.”

However, he stressed, “I’m not racist, this was 40 years ago. I had a primal urge. I was trying to show honor for a friend I dearly loved in a medieval fashion’.

He explained  that he sought help, “It shocked me and it hurt me. I did seek help. I went to a priest, heard my confession and I was a catholic. Two very good friends that I talked to and believe it or not, power walking.”

Neeson also claimed that if the rapist “was Irish, a Scot or Brit or a Lithuanian. I know I would have had the same reaction.” Neeson did say that he absolutely meant to do harm to an innocent Black man. Watch the interview below:

In case you missed it, during an interview for his film “Cold Pursuit,” Neeson confessed to once roaming the streets in search of a random Black person to kill. Neeson said his desire to commit a racist murder was prompted by the rape of a female friend by a Black person.

“I went up and down areas with a cosh (British slang for a heavy stick or bludgeon), hoping I’d be approached by somebody — I’m ashamed to say that — and I did it maybe for 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,” Neeson told the Independent in an article published on Monday.

Neeson apparently thought it was somehow alright to make that confession without facing a backlash–as long as he admitted that his racist rage was wrong. “It’s awful. But I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, ‘What the f**k are you doing,’ you know?” he stated.

This latest interview on “Good Morning America” doesn’t seem like it will reduce the backlash.


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