Spike Lee Says Liam Neeson’s Racism Controversy Is ‘Bad All Around’

Spike Lee once considered casting Liam Neeson in a film but not anymore.

Neeson has been heavily scrutinized for opening up about his past behaviour that many have deemed racist. Lee, for one, cannot understand why Neeson would ever bring up such a story.

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Neeson told the Independent last week how he once walked around with a club after learning his friend was raped by a black man. He had hoped a “black b**tard” would “have a go at me about something… so that I could kill him.”

“I understand that need for revenge but it just leads to more revenge, to more killing and more killing,” Neeson continued. “And Northern Ireland’s proof of that.”

Nevertheless, Lee saw no reason for Neeson to shed light on such a story: “I know he’s Catholic. Is this a form of confession?”

“What a crazy, bizarre world we live in,” Lee told “The Andrew Marr Show”. “I’ve not spoken to Liam… I don’t know why he did it, but he did it, so…”

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The “BlacKkKlansman” director revealed how he once planned on casting Neeson in a movie role.

“We haven’t got the money for that film but one day we will,” Lee said. “But I don’t think I’ll be going back to him. He’s too old now. That was a long time ago. It’s bad all around.”

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