Cerb96Okay since the circlejerk is strong. There is a parallel here liam's Neeson just came out and said he once planned on committing a hate crime and is being chastised for it.
He expressed regret about an action that he did not need to and wanted to get it off his concious hoping for forgiveness and is getting berated with hate speech.
By not being the bigger person all of you guys are creating a monster and out casting someone who wants to apologize.
Liam Neeson's actions were entirely understandable and is in no way comparable to faking a terminal illness and faking your death for several years as a joke.
40 years ago a close family member told him she was brutally raped by a black man, he was obviously extremely distraught and angry and in a terrible state. So being in his 20s and not knowing how to cope with it he just walked around towns for about a week hoping he could be approached by some black person that would randomly attack him out of nowhere so he could get some kind of revenge.
He did not actually incite any violence or attack anyone just because they were black, he was only vaguely hoping to be attacked randomly as a way of relieving the anger he was feeling. After 1 week of doing this he realized what he was doing was pointless and wrong and felt deeply ashamed and foolish. The man was never going to kill anyone, he has nothing against black people, and he definitely wasn't planning on committing a hate crime,
Liam Neeson didn't actually do anything wrong or hurt anybody and while his thoughts and feelings of a single week that happened 40 years ago may have been incredibly foolish. They are at the very least understandable when put in its proper context, in which someone very close to him was raped. He apologized for it sincerely despite it having happened 40 years ago (which shows a real moral fibre) and now his career and life are being destroyed by pathetic journalists who care little for context and write articles for those who judge a human being based on a single headline like:
Liam Neeson: I wanted to kill a black man
He played Oskar Schindler to perfection (onething a proper racist could not do) and introduced the Holocaust not only for the new generation (where holocaust denial was rising) but also to people around the world who would not otherwise have known.