Published: Thu, February 07, 2019

Whoopi Goldberg defends Liam Neeson's race comments on The View

Whoopi Goldberg defends Liam Neeson's race comments on The View

Speaking to Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on This Morning, he said: "It [racial bias] is subliminal but it's not obvious, it's very similar to subliminally Piers and Susanna talking about, "I know if I was black, this is how I would feel". What color were they?

It comes after the 66-year-old actor told a journalist during a press junket for his upcoming film Cold Pursuit that he "went up and down areas with a cosh" hoping to kill a "black bastard", after being told that unnamed loved one had been sexually assaulted by a person of colour.

As previously reported, Neeson told a United Kingdom newspaper that decades ago he walked the streets with a "cosh" multiple times, hoping any black person would start trouble with him. "So that I could. kill him".

Hughley responded to Neeson's words on Monday and like many found it odd he wanted to learn the race of the man before anything else.

Mos-Shogbamimu urged people to get past the issue of whether or not Neeson is racist and focus on the societal reasons why this was Neeson's reaction and what it represents about society we live in.

"Hold up! So why does he even care "what color where they"?? wrote Hughley". Generally speaking, Hollywood doesn't exactly let things go, even if he admitted his urge to kill black people following the rape of his friend was frightful. No stunt doubles out here on these streets bihh! She would say, "where are you going?' and I would say, 'I'm just going out for a walk".

"This was something that happened 40 years ago.a week in his life".

The red carpet aspect of the film's premiere was cancelled last night in New York City, hours after he appeared on Good Morning America in a bid to clarify his remarks. GMA co-host Robin Roberts asked.

Roberts said that he has to "understand the pain of a black person" from hearing his confession, to which he replied: "Absolutely, you're absolutely right". Neeson recently admitted in an interview with The Independent that he carried a weapon and had the urge to kill black people after one of his friends was raped.

Lily Allen has reportedly dedicated her song "F*** You" to Liam Neeson. "I was trying to show honor and stand up for my dear friend in this frightful medieval fashion".

"You can literally hear Liam Neeson evaporating from all the upcoming Men in Black International marketing", wrote another Twitter user.

For now, Neeson's next movie is Cold Pursuit - out later this month in the United Kingdom, and this coming weekend in the US.

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