Red carpet nixed after Liam Neeson reveals racist thoughts

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Later that day the red carpet for the NY premiere of his latest action thriller Cold Pursuit was cancelled, though the screening itself went ahead.

During an interview with Good Morning Americas Robin Roberts Neeson tried to defend the comments, he explained: "I never felt this before, which was a primal urge to lash out".

Neeson said he did ask his friends all of those things, and if she said a white man raped her he would've had the same reaction.

He then gave a follow-up interview on where he admitted he had been "shocked" by his "primal urge" for revenge. "I did seek help, I went to a priest".

"It took me a week, maybe a week and a half, to go through that".

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Neeson, whose critics have said he should be banned from the Oscars and making movies, said his anger came during the Troubles in Northern Ireland where murder was all around him.

I don't care how good of an actor you are. I asked her, 'Did you know the person?

Lily Allen dedicated a song slamming racists to Liam Neeson at her concert on Wednesday. "I mean, in this country, it's the same in my own country too, you sometimes just scratch the surface and you discover this racism and bigotry, and it's there".

Debate is raging over the Taken star's admission in an interview with The Independent that he once wanted to kill a random black man.

Despite attempting to set the record straight, many people on social media and beyond were still shocked with the actor's original reveal. "So that I could kill him", he said.

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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. Racists don't make out with the race that they hate, especially in the way he does with his tongue - so deep down her throat.

Peters was presenting a competition segment on the show following a debate about Neeson's comments.

"We appreciate that he said something really real, and he wants the United States of America to face what we won't discuss", she said on her show.

Fans on Twitter have called for a boycott of his films as a result of the comments, though some, including former footballer John Barnes have defended him.

But still, others are not letting Neeson off the hook.

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Liam Neeson stepped out on Tuesday night in New York City to attend the premiere of his Lionsgate thriller "Cold Pursuit".