As you may have heard, Liam Neeson got himself in all kinds of hot water over some pretty indefensible comments he made.
Usually, I think people need to SIMMER DOWN when it comes to the “everything is RAAACIST” crap. But I’ve got to say…I listened to the interview, and I was pretty shocked that he’d openly share those feelings.
People often feel dark, twisted feelings when someone they love is hurt. I understand that. I just don’t really understand what he was doing by saying that out loud. I mean… it’s pretty freaking bad.
Anyway, I am in NO way defending his statements, because what he said is entirely indefensible. But Michelle Rodriguez IS…and she makes an interesting point.
According to Fox News:
Liam Neeson, the actor who came under fire earlier this week for admitting that he once wanted to kill a black person for revenge, can’t be racist because he made out with a black person, fellow actor Michelle Rodriguez reportedly said.
“It’s all f—ing bulls—. Liam Neeson is not a racist,” Rodriguez, 40, said at an event in New York on Wednesday, according to Vanity Fair. “Dude, have you watched Widows? His tongue was so far down Viola Davis’s throat. You can’t call him a racist ever.”
Hmm. That’s interesting, actually. Would a FLAMING racist agree to make out with someone of the race he so vehemently hates?
Which also raises the point… should racist words and actions be separated from the people themselves? Can someone do or say something racist without being a true bigot themselves? I think so. I think an inappropriate feeling or action doesn’t necessarily define you, or HAVE to define you moving forward.
The actress, who starred in 2018’s “Widows” alongside Neeson and Davis, reportedly added: “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. I don’t care how good of an actor you are. It’s all bulls—. Ignore it. He’s not a racist. He’s a loving man. It’s all lies.”
He said what he said. That can’t be changed. But it’s actually refreshing to see someone stand by a person they know in the face of something like this. It’s not like Michelle has much to gain from it. She’s just speaking out because she thinks it’s the right thing to do, and I really respect that.