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Paramount
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Thu Feb 07 03:36:00
Calls for Liam Neeson to be digitally removed from Men In Black after racist comments

The backlash against Liam Neeson over his racist comments has been swift and severe — and it’s not over yet.

Calls to remove Liam Neeson from the upcoming Men In Black movie are gathering steam online following the actor’s highly controversial statements about wanting to find and kill a “black b**tard”.

As previously reported, Neeson told an interviewer he walked the streets with a “cosh” years ago hoping a black man would accost him so he could take out his anger over the recent rape of a close friend.

The star appeared on Good Morning America to address the controversy, but fans far and wide felt he missed the mark once again.

“We were doing a press junket and the topic of our film was revenge,” he said. “The lady journalist was asking, ‘How do you tap into that?’ and I remembered an incident nearly 40 years ago when a friend of mine was brutally raped. I was out of the country, and when I came back she told me about this … I had never felt this feeling before which was a primal urge to lash out.”

Amid the swift backlash, the New York premiere of Neeson’s new film Cold Pursuit was cancelled at the last minute.

But the fallout isn’t over. A large contingent of critics are now using Twitter to call for Neeson’s character in the upcoming Men In Black International to be digitally removed.

The film takes place in the world of the first three Men In Black movies but stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson rather than any of the series’ original stars.

Neeson plays one of the higher-up agents in the ranks, but several fans are asking for him to be given the boot.

“I really hope it’s not too late to digitally erase that racist f**k Liam Neeson from the new Men In Black movie,” one user wrote.

“Was really excited for Men in Black: International with @chrishemsworth & @TessaThompson_x. Was 1 of my most anticipated (sic) films for 2019. Hated his casting before the horrifying controversy, but now really hope it’s not too late to digitally erase racist f**k Liam Neeson from it,” another said.

“You can literally hear Liam Neeson evaporating from all the upcoming Men in Black International marketing,” wrote another.

“@MenInBlack boycott Men In Black the gutless coward Liam Neeson said he was walking around looking to kill an innocent black man who had nothing to do with his personal issues he’s a gutless coward and a racist bigot boycott Men in Black,” a more blunt user noted.

Others noted the parallel between Neeson’s situation and the recent predicament the film All The Money In The World faced. When it was revealed Kevin Spacey was caught up in a sexual misconduct scandal, actor Christopher Plummer was brought in to do reshoots on the film so as to remove the spectre of Spacey entirely.

“I guess Sony pictures will soon be hiring Christopher Plummer to replace Liam Neeson in the upcoming Men In Black reboot,” one user joked.

“Christopher Plummer is currently reshooting Liam Neeson’s scenes in Men In Black International,” said another.

This story originally appeared in Fox News and is republished here with permission

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Rugian
Member
Thu Feb 07 07:20:25
Sensationalist media will really do anything to try and destroy a person, won't they.

Case in point: using Twitter as a barometer of public "outrage" against an individual. Even a couple thousand lonely Twittrr SJWs can tank careers in this day and age.

I mean, FFS. The first Teeet in that article literally has four total likes:

http://twitter.com/fakecult/status/1092537106285486080

But sure, as long as you can find even a few tweets to support your narrative, you can write about how Liam Neeson is facing a "swift and severe" backlash and that calls to get him removed from his movie are "gathering steam."

Media is trash.
hood
Member
Thu Feb 07 07:27:00
Over "black bastard." This is fucking ridiculous.
hood
Member
Thu Feb 07 07:32:01
Liam Needing should be digitally alerted to be blackface in the new men in Black.
Paramount
Member
Thu Feb 07 07:41:18
"But sure, as long as you can find even a few tweets to support your narrative, you can write about how Liam Neeson is facing a "swift and severe" backlash and that calls to get him removed from his movie are "gathering steam."

Media is trash."



This story originally appeared in Fox News and is republished here with permission.

Yeah Fox News is trash :)
McKobb
Member
Thu Feb 07 08:06:05
Men in Blackface
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Thu Feb 07 09:05:11
^
cha ching!
Paramount
Member
Thu Feb 07 10:35:11
Seems like blackface is a trend right now?


Gucci withdraws $890 jumper after blackface backlash

Italian fashion house lambasted over ‘balaclava’ polo neck with large red lips

Gucci has withdrawn a polo neck jumper from its shops after social media users said it resembled blackface.

http://www...blackface-balaclava?CMP=twt_gu
kilo
Member
Thu Feb 07 11:05:34
I don't see the issue. I like Liam Neeson.

I do think it's funny though that he got over racism by power walking lol
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Feb 07 13:30:30
"nearly 40 years ago"?
Calls for his career to be ended/erased over what was effectively a non-starter?
Sounds like "social justice", definitely ;D
McKobb
Member
Thu Feb 07 14:49:20
Witch Hunters thrive on informants
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Feb 07 15:43:39
True. Witch hunts follow ice bucket challenge rules; Liam Neeson can only clear his name if he tells us who he saw signing the Social Media Pariah's anti-PC book. Give us a name!! Confess!! Did Neeson see 70s Jack Nicholson signing the book?? Was it 80s Mark Wahlberg you saw in the candlelight?? We cannot stop! Abigail Williams' government has determined that decades old mistakes shall not rule over one single inch of Twitter!
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