Liam Neeson’s Film ‘Cold Pursuit’ Cancels Red Carpet Following His Controversial Comments

Part of Cold Pursuit's problem is that we all know what Liam Neeson is capable of when it comes to handling himself

But the actor's explanation hasn't stopped the bleeding and many have called for a boycott of the movie he's now promoting "Cold Pursuit".

Following the controversial interview, a red carpet event for "Cold Pursuit" was canceled, but the premiere in NY still pushed through.

Singer Lily Allen dedicated her song "Fuck You" to actor Liam Neeson at a gig on Tuesday, following the actor admitting to wanting to indiscriminately kill a black man in the aftermath of a loved one being raped.

The actor made the astonishing admission as he discussed his latest film about a father's quest for revenge against a drug baron after his son is killed.

The film opens in the U.S. on Friday and later in the UK.

Organisers of the NY premiere of Cold Pursuit said they were cancelling interviews and photo opportunities for the film hours after Neeson appeared on Good Morning America to explain his past racist thoughts.

However, he clarified: "I'm not defending him at all".

"It really shocked me, this primal urge I had".

"I was trying to show honour and stand up for my dear friend in this medieval fashion".

"I explained the situation to Dr. Harris without mentioning Neeson's name", she said.

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But "GMA" co-host Robin Roberts didn't let him off that easy.

He replied: "Absolutely, you're absolutely right". "It's very bad, but I did learn a lesson from it".

"If she said [the rapist was] Irish, a Scot, a Lithuanian, [it] would have had the same effect", he said. "But my immediate reaction was, did she know who it was? No". One Catholic would be killed, the next day a Protestant would be killed.

'I had never felt this feeling before, which was a primal urge to lash out.

"When he started telling me about his friend's rape, I had no idea where the story was going", the journalist wrote.

She said: "People walk around sometimes with rage, that's what happens. Hated his casting before the horrifying controversy, but now really hope it's not too late to digitally erase racist f-- Liam Neeson from it", another said.

"It shocked me and it hurt me ... Thankfully no violence occurred ever".

When asked about his friend he said: "She passed away by the way five years ago".

Is this the end of Neeson as a major Box Office player? The film serves as a remake of the 2014 Norwegian film, In Order of Disappearance, and finds Neeson playing a snowplower seeking revenge for the murder of his son.

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