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Liam Neeson Attends ‘Cold Pursuit’ Premiere Amid Racism Controversy

Liam Neeson Attends ‘Cold Pursuit’ Premiere Amid Racism Controversy

Liam Neeson stepped out on Tuesday night in New York City to attend the premiere of his Lionsgate thriller “Cold Pursuit.”

However, the red carpet for the screening was canceled just hours before arrivals were to begin in the wake of the Neeson’s racially charged comments he recently made during an interview with the Independent. Neeson revealed that he once was hoping to kill some “black bastard” after a friend was brutally raped over 40 years ago.

Earlier in the day, Neeson appeared on “Good Morning America,” insisting his words were taken out of context. “I’m not a racist,” he told “Gma’s” Robin Roberts.

A source tells Variety that the red carpet for “Cold Pursuit” was nixed because Neeson felt like he said all he needed and wanted to say about the Independent interview.

The screening at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square started unceremoniously without any welcoming remarks

See full article on Variety