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?
Chadwick Boseman Passes Away At 43
Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as King T’Challa in the box office smash “Black Panther” passed away from colon cancer Friday.
The actor was first diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2016, but remained active in his career with much of his work being released post-diagnosis. A statement from his family confirmed that he continued to work despite his cancer progressing, befitting a man who brought America’s first Black superhero to the silver screen.
As the news of the actor’s death spread, many took to social media to share their condolences.
The tributes continue to flood in as news of his passing continues to ripple through. Read the official statement from his family below.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.
Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.
A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.
It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.
He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.
The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
When White Privilege Isn’t Enough to Get Into USC: Lori Loughlin Sentenced to 2 Months in Prison
Actress Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison today for her role in the college admissions scandal. If you haven’t followed the 10-month-long saga, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, a fashion designer, plead not guilty to a bribery charge in a college admission scam back in 2019… Because white privilege just isn’t what it used to be.
The two later plead guilty to paying William Rick Singer, the mastermind, $500,000 to guarantee their two daughters a spot at the University of South Carolina.
Loughlin’s sentence came several hours after her husband’s five-month sentence. According to the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Giannulli’s five-month sentence also came with a whopping fine of $250,000 and 250 hours of community service.
“[Giannulli] engaged more frequently with Singer, directed the bribe payments to USC and Singer, and personally confronted his daughter’s high school counselor to prevent the scheme from being discovered, brazenly lying about his daughter’s athletic abilities,” US Attorney Andrew Lelling of Massachusetts said in the memo released on Tuesday. “Loughlin took a less active role, but was nonetheless fully complicit, eagerly enlisting Singer for a second time for her younger daughter, and coaching her daughter not to ‘say too much’ to her high school’s legitimate college counselor, lest he caught on to their [fradulent activity].
Megan Thee Stallion Confirms Tory Lanez is the Assailant, in Shooting Incident, “Yes, you shot me.” [VIDEO]
Tonight, the Texas hot girl, Megan thee Stallion, dropped the bomb, naming Tory Lanez as the assailant in the alleged shooting.
“Yes, you shot me” the “Savage” rapper said on Instagram live. “And you got your publicist going to the blogs lying and shit.”
“I tried to keep this off this internet, but you tried it” she said before recounting the moment that he shot her. “I was walking away.”
Earlier TMZ reported that The L.A County D.A’s Office is considering filing assault charges against Tory Lanez for the alleged shooting.
With Megan’s broken silence and the incident being investigated, Tory may face jail time.