Liam sparked a huge outcry when he candidly admitted he understood his character in his latest film, 'Cold Pursuit's desire for revenge after he had deliberately gone looking for a fight with a black man because he was so desperate to "kill" someone after a female friend was raped.
The movie is out in the U.S. on Friday and will be released into United Kingdom cinemas on February 22, but it is not yet known if he will attend the United Kingdom premiere.
Neeson, 66, has been compared to George Zimmerman, the killer of the teenager Trayvon Martin in an infamous case that started the Black Lives Matter movement.... "It shocked me. It hurt me".
"I think he hasn't had a chance to really consider the impact his words have on black people", Hunter Harris, an editor at Vulture, told "GMA".
"Usually I dedicate this next song to Donald Trump, but today I feel more disgusted by Liam Neeson so this song is dedicated to him", she told her fans. I remembered an incident almost 40 years ago where a dear friend of mine was brutally raped.
Neeson said he had learned that society needed to have a larger discussion to end racism and bigotry.
Responding to the backlash his comments had drawn, the 66-year-old Irish star told the USA television network ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that "I'm not a racist".
"It's very bad. But I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, 'What the f*** are you doing, ' you know?"
Now that assault that happened was over 40 years ago but people were still wondering why Neeson wanted to do those bad things.
"Luckily no violence occurred", he added.
Neeson said he had asked about the race of the attacker, along with other descriptive characteristics, before heading out into black neighbourhoods on multiple occasions "looking to be set upon so that I could unleash physical violence".
And after sticking up for Neeson, Crews became was hit with backlash. Some have called for him to be banned from the Oscars or even put out of work for good.
However, the red carpet for the screening was canceled just hours before arrivals were to begin in the wake of the Neeson's racially charged comments he recently made during an interview with the Independent.
The film is a remake of 2014 Norwegian film In Order Of Disappearance and also stars Emmy Rossum and Laura Dern.