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Liam Neeson once did something racist but apologized for it
« on: February 05, 2019, 03:01:26 AM »
...well according to this article (and several others) he is

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/05/entertainment/liam-neeson-gma/index.html

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Re: Liam Neeson is racist
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 03:23:43 AM »
...it was 40 years ago in Northern Ireland. Jesus fucking Christ, with these bullshit standards I'm surprised Jesse Jackson hasn't been called out.

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Re: Liam Neeson is racist
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 03:32:57 AM »
This is ridiculous...what a non-story.


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Re: Liam Neeson is racist
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 03:35:15 AM »
So we're just ignoring him talking about how ashamed he was about how he felt and how he talked to people about it? 

Terrible thread about a terrible "story" in our terrible culture.

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Re: Liam Neeson is racist
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Re: Liam Neeson is racist
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 03:46:12 AM »
I just want to add that I knew very little about the story and just wanted to spark some discussion in this folder.

After seeing the interview and reading what was actually said, yeah I'm in agreement with everyone here. But that's not to say that there are people who aren't upset as this article states: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47117177

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Re: Liam Neeson is racist
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 04:08:27 AM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47117177

If Twitter disappeared tomorrow we'd be SO MUCH better off.  Journalists would actually have to do work instead of copying tweets into their articles and call it "news".

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Re: Liam Neeson is racist
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 10:28:01 AM »
You should probably put your bandit hat on now.

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Re: Liam Neeson is racist
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2019, 10:47:32 AM »
Yeah he's not a racist. Maybe he was a racist 40 years ago but if you listen to the audio he's pretty clear about how stupid it was and being remorseful.

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Re: Liam Neeson is racist
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2019, 12:13:34 PM »
I just hate that he couldn't have been any goddamn clearer that it was a long time ago and he even regretted his feelings like a week later and talked it out with people.....and it doesn't mean a fucking thing because nobody reads past a headline that says "Liam Neeson talks about wanting to kill black people!" before going crazy.  Context is a foreign concept now.

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Re: Liam Neeson is racist
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 12:32:55 PM »
yeah except most people get it. It's a small group of people that are upset about it but they make a lot of noise. That's how it usually is.

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Re: Liam Neeson once did something racist but apologized for it
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2019, 05:02:23 AM »
lmao Michelle Rodriguez outta nowhere..

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Re: Liam Neeson once did something racist but apologized for it
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2019, 11:33:47 AM »
I really wish all celebrities would just not comment on stuff like this. Even if I agree with them, they always choose the dumbest way to explain why.

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Re: Liam Neeson once did something racist but apologized for it
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2019, 02:52:40 PM »
MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ CAN DO NO WRONG. SHUT UP, EPIC.

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Re: Liam Neeson once did something racist but apologized for it
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2019, 01:22:12 AM »
So weird that she just came out of nowhere.. I was just watching the first RE movie the night before she made those comments.

...also, since I've seen it come up on Twitter a few times: the difference between Neeson and Hulk Hogan is that Neeson freely offered up this story about being horribly stupid 40 years ago and was probably hoping someone could learn something from it. Whereas Hogan would've never "apologized" or admitted to anything had he not been secretly recorded saying the shit he said.

It's interesting that we live in a world where actual racists are normalized by the media, but we spend an inordinate amount of time demonizing a famous dude relating a cautionary tale from his youth that happened to end the right way.
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Re: Liam Neeson once did something racist but apologized for it
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2019, 01:46:33 AM »
I feel like if she had to say something then it just should have just been "It was 40 years ago, he knew it was wrong and he's learned from it. The end" instead of "He kissed me with PASSION. If you saw the PASSION then you would agree!". Dude, shut up.

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Re: Liam Neeson once did something racist but apologized for it
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2019, 06:07:10 PM »