Liam Neeson responded to counter-reactions after he announced that he wanted to "kill" a black man after one of his friends had been raped.
In an interview with The Independent, which went viral on Monday, Neeson said, "There is something primordial – God forbids that you ever hurt a member of your family under criminal conditions … My immediate Reaction was that I asked, "Did she know who it was?" "What color did she have?" She said it was a black man. "
The 66-year-old action star was shot in the social media because of comments made almost unanimously on racism.
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Neeson tried to deflate on Good Morning America on a meeting with Robin Roberts on Tuesday.
"We did a press review and the theme of our movie was revenge," he said. "The journalist asked," How do you attack that? "I remembered an incident almost 40 years ago, when one of my friends was brutally raped, I was out of the country, and when I came back, she told me … I had never felt that feeling, the primal urge for whipping was out. "
He continued," I intentionally went out into black areas of the city to get involved in causing physical violence, maybe four or five times before I caught myself and it It really shocked me ̵
Neeson sought help from a priest and several good friends after the incident. 19659004] LIAM NEESON TALKS AFTER INTERVIEWS THAT HE WANTS TO KILL A "BLACK BASTARD"
. "That was almost 40 years ago, I grew up in Northern Ireland … there was a war, and I had acquaintances who were involved in the difficulties into bigotry … I grew up with it, I was part of it.
He added that he asked other questions besides the breed, including the question of whether he was tall.
"If she said [the rapist was]the Irishman, a Scot, a Lituanian, [it] would have had the same effect," he said. "I have tried to show honor and perform for my dear friend in this terrible medieval manner … Fortunately, no act of violence occurred."
Neeson admitted, however, that he committed acts of violence if he had the opportunity to do so.
He said he has learned that we need to speak, open up, talk about these things, pretend that we are all politically correct, that sometimes you just scratch the surface and you discover it Racism." , this bigotry, and they are there.
Neeson said he also experienced bigotry when he shot "Schindler's List" in Poland, where he said taxi drivers would make anti-Semitic remarks and see swastikas on the walls on the walls The way to the set.
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When Roberts asked what the learnable moment was, he asked them to reveal it instead.
"We must … This was not discovered by anyone. You have admitted that. This was not a "gotcha", so I give you credit, "replied Roberts, adding," You must notice the injury of an innocent black who might have been killed or injured. "
"I could have been hurt too," Neeson said with a giggle.
Roberts said, "You must also understand the pain of a black who hears what you have said."
"At the time, I did not think so," Neeson said, even though it was almost 40 years ago. "All these things surprised me, it was this original hatred … It shook me … Violence produces violence, Bigotry produces bigotry."
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Essentially, Neeson ousted everything he had previously said, but made a little more clean for his next interview with "Live with Kelly and Ryan."
Neeson hugged a crowd of spectators on their way to the stage.
"I think we have to be honest, I grew up in a society where there were lots of Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland, and I'm sick of it, we just have to be honest," he said, adding that he did not want to undo the topic, but that he had already talked about it.
"[I learned of] the need for a dialogue.The need for genuine, sincere dialogue," he said, pointing to his head, heart-to-host and audience, "between here and here and here and here."  "We live in a national moment where we are terribly divided – we are in the United States of America."
The star of "Cold Pursuit" admitted in an interview with The Independent that he was serving with a staff " "I hoped [he’d] would be addressed by someone … I'm ashamed to say that – and I might do it for a week, hoping that a & # 39; black bastard & # 39; ; come out of a pub and try for anything, you understand? So that I could kill him.
In the interview, Neeson stated that he knew how "horrible" the confession was, and said, "It was terrible, terrible when I think back that I did that. And I never admitted that, and I tell a journalist. God forbid.
He added, "It's awful. But I learned a lesson from that when I finally thought, "What the hell are you doing?"