The fallout for Liam Neeson’s racist recollection continues.
The red carpet for the New York premiere of Neeson’s “Cold Pursuit” was canceled Tuesday shortly before it was scheduled to take place amid the backlash for comments the actor made about wanting to inflict violence on a black person.
According to Neeson, the only physical attributes he had asked his friend was the assailant’s race.
“It was horrible, horrible, when I think back, that I did that,” he said in the interview.
The outrage as the interview made the rounds was swift, with many calling out the privilege and racism exemplified in Neeson’s anecdote.
Earlier Tuesday, Neeson appeared on “Good Morning America” to reiterate that these were vengeful thoughts he had “nearly 40 years ago” and that he is “not racist.”