Politics 2019: Oscar Nominee Liam Neeson Apologizes for Racial/Racist Remarks

During an appearance on “Good Morning America,” Oscar nominee and popular star Liam Neeson apologized for recent racially-charged comments.

Neeson was the subject of controversy when he revealed in an interview earlier this week with the UK Independent that he was hoping to kill some “black bastard” upon learning his close friend was brutally raped over 40 years ago.

The actor contended to “GMA” host Robin Roberts that his comments were taken out of context. “I’m not racist,” he insisted.

“I never felt this before, which was a primal urge to lash out,” he explained to Roberts. “I asked her, ‘Did you know the person? It was a man? His race?’ She said he was a black man. I thought, ‘Ok.’ After that, there were some nights I went out deliberately into black areas in this city, looking to be set upon so that I could unleash physical violence. I did it for maybe four or five times. It really shocked me, this primal urge I had. It shocked me and it hurt me. I did seek help. I went to a priest. I had two very good friends I talked to, and believe it or not — power walking — to get rid of this.”

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