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Michelle Rodriguez Defends Liam Neeson, Cites His 'Widows' Kiss with Viola Davis: 'You Can't Call Him a Racist'

Michelle Rodriguez Defends Liam Neeson, Cites His 'Widows' Kiss with Viola Davis: 'You Can't Call Him a Racist'

Michelle Rodriguez is firing back at those saying Liam Neeson is racist for the story where he admitted to attempting to hunt down the “black b-stard” who raped his friend.

“It’s all f*ckin’ bullsh*t. Liam Neeson is not a racist,” Michelle, who worked with Liam on Widows, told Vanity Fair. “Dude, have you watched Widows? His tongue was so far down Viola Davis’s throat. You can’t call him a racist ever. Racists don’t make out with the race that they hate, especially in the way he does with his tongue—so deep down her throat. I don’t care how good of an actor you are. It’s all bullsh*t. Ignore it. He’s not a racist. He’s a loving man. It’s all lies.”

Liam and Viola played a husband and wife on screen in the hit 2018 film.

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  • HG

    Okay… 1. I don’t think he’s an evil person. 2. His thoughts and almost actions were racist. I understand being so enraged and wanting revenge but you can’t just take out your revenge on any random person because that person has the same color skin. (If he had actually been attacked someone it would’ve been a hate crime.) 3. Maybe he’s not racist and/or has learned from his mistakes but WTF is Michelle talking about? Just look back at the generations of slave master who had affair and kids with their slaves. Just because you’re racist doesn’t mean you refuse to touch someone of another race. -__-

  • Gina

    I don’t know whether Liam is a racist or not, but Michelle sounds like an idiot here. Sometimes people can hide their racism, or sometimes white men can have hatred towards black men & not black women.

  • Henry Dickens

    What’s that?!? The media says I should be offended by this?! Ok! I am offended! 😠

  • mahbelle

    Michelle’s an idiot. Liam is NOT a racist. But go ahead and destroy him anyway, snowflakes.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    He’s not a racist because it didn’t happen. Name any white man roaming a black neighborhood looking to catch those hands. Miss me with the BS.

  • MyName

    The only thing I feel that helps him is that he didn’t initiate an attack. He didn’t just hit the first man of color he saw. He was waiting, and hoping, that he’d be attacked so he could then take out his rage on that person. He wanted more of a transference experience than a racist one.
    He should never have said anything. Unless maybe he was afraid of it coming out another way.

  • Logan

    Money make it happen moron!! Money can make a racist kiss a negro ass …

  • GEM

    Ok, this “happened” and I say “happened” because nothing happened MANY years ago on Liam’s part. His good friend was just brutally raped by an African American man. His thought was to go after and hurt an African American in retaliation, which thank god he didn’t. Yes, he had a racist moment but that does not make him a racist or bad person. He had a MOMENT. Big difference.

  • GEM

    maybe, I met my ex-coworkers bf a while back and he would not shake anyone’s hand or acknowledge anyone that was not white.

  • greppinwolf

    No one has accused Michelle Rodriguez of being smart.

    There are plenty of racist people who can fetishsize black women while being pure bigots to black men. His statement was pure racism.

  • Ron-he

    How was he African American? Didnt this happen in Ireland?

  • AliceUsagi

    It doesn’t if he didn’t commit what he was PLANNING on doing.

  • Götz von Berlichingen

    Strom Thurmond had a black love child no denying he was racist

  • GEM

    He didn’t say where it happened. He just asked a description of the attacker. Either way, glad he learned a lesson

  • HG

    Oh of course. There are some horrible people like you mentioned who behave like that. I’m just saying that people can’t just say “Oh well he kissed a black woman. He’s not racist.” There are a lot of other things that can make you racist.

  • HG

    Yes thank god he didn’t do anything. Can you imagine if he did?! :/ I have no idea why he would admit that. During a movie press junket no less!