Over the weekend, actor Liam Neeson admitted to be so enraged when a friend told him she’d been raped by a black male, that he wandered around looking for any black man to kill.
Although Neeson seemed contrite about wanting to target random black people, the actor’s comments nevertheless triggered an immense amount of controversy, given that they seemed to support the idea of modern lynching.
On Tuesday, the actor tried to quell the controversy. Speaking with ABC News, Neeson insisted that he’s not racist and that he rid himself of the urge to kill a random black man with power walking.
“I’m not a racist,” Neeson told “Good Morning America” Tuesday. Nevertheless, he felt a “primal urge to lash out.”
He also suggested that power walking helped him defuse his racist murder fantasy.
‘Heedless and erratic old man’: US, North Korea on collision course as New Year deadline looms
Tensions are quickly rising between the United States and North Korea, which has ramped up pressure as it demands concessions by President Donald Trump's administration by the end of the year.
The United States called a UN Security Council meeting for Wednesday on North Korea's series of rocket launches, the latest return to antagonism as diplomacy languishes.
Monday's announcement came two days after North Korea claimed to have carried out a "very important" but otherwise unspecified test, in a hint that it may have further actions in store.
Trump has met three times with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss Pyongyang's nuclear program, describing him a friend and hailing the comparative calm achieved since 2017 when fears were growing of all-out war.
Fox News canceled on James Comey after IG report vindicated the FBI: ‘They must have read the report’
Former FBI Director James Comey said Fox News canceled a scheduled interview after a report by the Department of Justice Inspector General vindicated the investigation into President Donald Trump.
"I offered to go on Fox & Friends to answer all questions," Comey tweeted on Monday.
"I can’t change their viewers on Donald Trump but hoped to give them some actual facts about the FBI," he explained.
"They booked me for tomorrow at 8 am. They just cancelled (sic). Must have read the report," he suggested.
Vindicated James Comey wants Attorney General Bill Barr to apologize to the FBI and admit he lied
Former FBI Director James Comey took a victory lap after the Inspector General's report that vindicated neither he nor the FBI "committed treason," as was claimed by President Donald Trump.
In an MSNBC interview with Nicolle Wallace, Comey said that it's reassuring that Trump has tried to politicize the FBI, but that he's been unsuccessful.
He also noted that one of his biggest concerns was that his mother-in-law who was sitting in an assisted living facility watching Fox News was convinced that he was going to jail. He worked to reassure her for years, saying that the report would ultimately become known and he would be exonerated.