Piers Morgan slams Liam Neeson after he sparks race row over rape comments in shocking interview

PIERS Morgan has slammed Liam Neeson after he sparked a race row over rape comments in a shocking interview.

The actor, 66, revealed his shame after once walking the streets looking for a “black b******” to kill after a loved one was raped in an interview while promoting his new movie, Cold Pursuit.

Piers Morgan has slammed Liam Neeson after he sparked a race row over rape comments in a shocking interview
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His comments immediately sparked international outrage, and Piers agreed it was justified while discussing the furore on today’s Good Morning Britain.

After listening to the audio from the interview, the 53-year-old said: “I’ve met him a few times, he’s a very good guy to interview, very intelligent, so you can’t blame stupidity for this.

“When you hear it coming from his own mouth, it’s one of the most extraordinary interviews I’ve think I’ve ever heard in my entire life.

“There seems to be no self awareness in Neeson about how offensive what he’s saying is.

The 66-year-old revealed his shame after once walking the streets looking for a “black b******” to kill after a loved one was raped in an interview while promoting his new movie
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“He knows what he’s saying, it’s not an accident, he’s deliberately putting it out there.

“It’s the indiscriminate nature of what he’s saying.”

Piers then said he believed it would be hard for the Taken actor to come back from his comments.

He added: “The reaction on Twitter was very extreme last night but people were saying it’s a career-ending interview.

“You don’t want it to be of someone of his stature, but when you actually hear him say this stuff, there will be genuine, fully justified outrage.”

Later in the show, after interviewing the journalist who had got the story from Liam, Piers spoke to his colleague Andi Peters to gauge his reaction to Liam’s words.

Andi Peters said Liam’s career should be over following the comments
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Andi, 48, didn’t mince his words, telling the presenter: “For him to say what he said…and for me it really is when he says ‘What colour?’ because actually Liam what you should be worried about is the person that attacked your friend.

“For his instinct to be what colour that’s what I find really offensive.

“I was devastated and I think it should be career ending as you just can’t say things like that, it’s completely unacceptable.”


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