Liam Neeson’s career is about to take a permanent hiatus after he revealed he cased predominantly Black areas in Ireland during The Troubles. Hoping to avenge the sexual assault of a loved one, the repeat anti-hero carried a weapon, looking to kill any Black man to sate his anger.
Intent to KKKill
During an interview to promote his new film
Cold Pursuit, Liam Neeson was explaining how his character was capable of diving so deeply into the pits of anger. Telling a story about how someone close to him was sexually assaulted during an ethno-nationalist conflict 40 years ago, Neeson outed himself for taking a bigoted approach to revenge.
“I’ll tell you a story. This is true. I’m not going to use any names, but I was away, and I came back. And she told me she had been raped. But she handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way. But my immediate reaction was…I asked, did she know who it was? No. What color were they? She said it was a black person. I’ve gone up and down areas with a cosh hoping I’d be approached by somebody. I’m ashamed to say that. And I did it for maybe a week hoping some Black bastard would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something so that I could kill him.”
Liam Neeson went on to say that it took him roughly a week, perhaps a week and a half, to get through his rage. In his interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, he admitted he went into Black neighborhoods about 5 times carrying a “cosh”, a thick, heavy stick to bludgeon someone. He admitted that he did not consider innocent Black people during his quest for vengeance, nor did he consider the possibility of being overpowered and killed. When asked what snapped him out of his rage, he credited powerwalking. He then ended his interview with the realization that “bigotry breeds bigotry.”
Following the Good Morning America interview, where he attempted to explain his way out of this PR crisis, other outlets have begun cancelling his scheduled appearances. As backlash for his remarks during the interview, Lionsgate pulled his red carpet premiere just 3 hours before the event. Since then, he has cancelled appearances at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in an effort to dodge further questions about his race-based revenge.
Reviews Pouring In
Despite the tension surrounding the actor’s public image, reviews for his new film are still inbound. At an 84& on Rotten Tomatoes, critics are saying it’s par for a Liam Neeson film with added dark humor, but former fans are having difficulty justifying seeing the film. For Black viewers in particular, Liam owes many a formal statement and apology. His intended actions evoke a very real, very bloody history in America, and worldwide, of the persecution of innocent Black people.
Do you think Liam Neeson can recover from this?
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.