Critics are taking Liam Neeson's words at face value. Folks are calling him racist; they argue it is irrational, troubling and racist to assault a random person based on the color of their skin. That's a hate crime. It's even more dangerous to hold an entire race of people accountable for one man's alleged actions.
Some argue the actor isn't racist, but was just being honest about his anger and feelings towards the situation. More importantly, the actor acknowledged the craziness of his thoughts in the interview with The Independent.
“It was horrible, horrible, when I think back, that I did that,” he said. “And I’ve never admitted that, and I’m saying it to a journalist. God forbid.”
He added: “It’s awful. But I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, ‘What the fuck are you doing’, you know?
Furthermore, Neeson tried to clarify his comments and argued he's not a racist on "Good Morning America." Watch it below.