Liam Neeson’s red carpet before film premiere cancelled following race remarks

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Liam Neeson’s red carpet before film premiere cancelled following race remarks

Organisers of the New York premiere of Cold Pursuit informed reporters of the cancellation hours before it was supposed to start.


Liam Neeson’s film premiere has been cancelled (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, file)
Liam Neeson’s film premiere has been cancelled (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, file)

The red carpet at the premiere of Liam Neeson’s newest film has been abruptly cancelled amid fallout from the actor’s comments about decades-old thoughts he had about killing a black person.

Organisers of the New York premiere of Cold Pursuit informed journalists that interviews and photo opportunities had been cancelled on Tuesday afternoon, just hours before the event was supposed to start.

The film’s screening will continue as planned.

The changes came hours after Neeson appeared on Good Morning America to address his comments, telling interviewer Robin Roberts that he is not a racist.

He was quoted in an interview by the Independent on Monday describing his violent thoughts about killing a black person nearly 40 years ago after learning that someone close to him had been raped.

The actor told Roberts discussion talk about these things is needed because bigotry and racism exist.

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