yeah but why even share it publicly in the first place? What the hell was he trying to accomplish? A press junket isn't a Racists Anonymous meeting for recovering racists. I don't care what he was thinking, he shouldn't have shared his past baggage in this venue. Makes no freaking sense how he thought this was a good idea.
Also, I haven't seen anyone in this thread calling him a racist so I don't think the issue is that people don't think he's changed. Most folks from what I can tell are just baffled at this totally bizarre decision to share publicly this awful story that helps no one.
Oh I’m not referring to this thread. This thread is fine. But go on twitter and other places on the internet and you’d be under the impression that Liam Neeson is actively planning on killing black people right now and that he should never be allowed to work again.
I understand what you are saying but he did go out with the intention of causing harm to a black man just cause he was black. He said he did it five times. So my guess is he either loss his nerve or didn't come across one. that happened 40 years ago and I appreciate that he acknowledged it was wrong. I don't think he's a racist. However, he should have known better especially in this climate cause people are annoying right know.
Oh I definitely agree that what he did was wrong and since he did go out, yeah it arguably goes beyond a thought crime. I do feel pretty iffy on his decision to share the story for several reasons (Not sure it’s appropriate to say at a press junket, even for a revenge film, and people were obviously gonna take this out of context). I just don’t think him sharing the story makes him “cancelled” or whatever term people are using these days.
my mom loves his movies and she even said something to me about it. I think people will forget soon but seriously don't tell this type of story now, you will be judged for something you did 40 years ago.
also i gotta say: all the people saying that he acknowledged he said bad thing are correct, and while yes that's respectable, he himself was criticizing that behavior of his. he shouldn't expect to say something that HE HIMSELF is condemning and not have other people also condemn said behavior. "i once had a racist moment" SHOULD be met with "that's fucked up dude" and not "wow you're so brave for saying what's all been on our minds" lmao