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Liam Neeson's film 'Cold Pursuit' red carpet scrapped in the wake of racist revenge remark

Liam Neeson Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 06, 2019, 01.32 PM (IST)

Liam Neeson is having it tough these days ever since he spoke in an interview about wanting to kill a black man in response to the rape of a friend who said that her attacker was black. His film ‘Cold Pursuit’ was to have a red carpet event in New York which has now been cancelled in the wake of these remarks. 

Even though movie studio Lionsgate has declined to comment on the same, but a source familiar with the planned event told Reuters that it would have been inappropriate for the movie stars to pose for photos and speak with reporters. 

However, the movie premiere did take place as planned without the stars going for the red carpet event.

Liam came under fire when he admitted to wanting to kill. He, then, told ABC, "I'm not a racist." He added, that he has learned that society needed to have a larger discussion to end racism and bigotry.

Narrating how furious he was at the mishap with his friend, he admitted to having spent "maybe a week" walking near pubs with a heavy stick and "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."

Luckily, no violence happened for Liam. "It was horrible, horrible when I think back, that I did that," Liam said and added, "It's awful, but I did learn a lesson from it."

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Even though movie studio Lionsgate has declined to comment on the same, but a source familiar with the planned event told Reuters that it would have been inappropriate for the movie stars to pose for photos and speak with reporters.