The controversy surrounding Liam Neeson's racist remarks doesn't appear to be slowing down.
According to a new report from The Wrap, Neeson has canceled his scheduled appearance on an upcoming episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Neeson was scheduled to appear on the
This comes after Neeson came under fire earlier this
"I remembered an incident nearly 40 years ago, where a very dear friend of mine was brutally raped," Neeson said during an appearance on Good Morning America. "I was out of the country and when I came back she told me about this. And she handled the situation, herself and the rapist, incredibly bravely, I have to say that. But I had never felt this feeling before, which was a primal urge to lash out. I asked her, 'Did you know the person?' 'No.' 'His race?' She said he was a black man. I thought, 'OK.' And after that, there were some nights I went out deliberately into black areas in the city looking to be set upon, so I could unleash physical violence. And I did it, I'd say maybe four or five
"I'm not racist. This was nearly 40 years ago," Neeson continued. "I was brought up in the north of Ireland and brought up in 'The Troubles,' the '60s, '70s, and early '80s... There was a war going on in the north of Ireland and I had acquaintances who were involved in The Troubles, the bigotry. One Catholic would be killed, the next day a Protestant would be killed. One Catholic pub would be bombed, the next day a Protestant pub would be bombed. I grew up around that, but I was never a part of it."
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