There was no red carpet at the premiere of Liam Neeson’s new movie “Cold Pursuit” Tuesday night in New York.
The Hollywood Reporter reported the following late Tuesday afternoon:
The red carpet for the latest Liam Neeson action movie, “Cold Pursuit,” has been canceled as fallout continues from the Irish actor’s confession that he once considered a racist “revenge” attack.
Tuesday’s premiere at New York City’s AMC Loews Lincoln Square is proceeding as scheduled. A person familiar with the matter said that the red carpet wouldn’t be appropriate under the circumstances.
This shouldn’t be too shocking to anybody. Neeson recently admitted in an interview with The Independent that he carried a weapon and had the urge to kill black people after one of his friends was raped. If that doesn’t get you in trouble in Hollywood, then I have no idea what would. (RELATED: Liam Neeson Wanted To Kill Black People After His Friend Was Raped)
I said there would be some blowback, and the red carpet being canceled for his new movie might only be the beginning.
I just don’t understand at all why Neeson thought it was necessary to share with a journalist that he once had the urge to kill black people. Sure, he admitted it was a horrible thing, but that’s not going to exactly wipe the slate clean.
It’s almost like he was going out of his way to cause an issue.
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Don’t be surprised at all if the issues only get worse for Neeson and this movie. Generally speaking, Hollywood doesn’t exactly let things go, even if he admitted his urge to kill black people following the rape of his friend was horrible.
I have a strong sense that this is going to get worse before it gets better.