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Cuellar

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Fun Liam Neeson Anecdote [split topic] [merged]
« on: February 04, 2019, 02:31:02 PM »
Liam Neeson = CANCELLED

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Liam Neeson: ‘I walked the streets with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by a “black b******” so that I could kill him’


king_tubby

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Re: Re: #Cancelled 2019
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 02:39:02 PM »
Lordy. Is there any context? (I know we don't need context for a #CANCELLED obviously, just interested.)

Cuellar

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Re: Re: #Cancelled 2019
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 02:40:34 PM »
From this interview apparently: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/liam-neeson-rape-black-man-attack-cosh-cold-pursuit-sexual-assault-interview-a8760866.html

As far as I can tell, friend was raped by a black man, Neeson looks for an excuse to go all 'Taken' on the black community in general.

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Re: Re: #Cancelled 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 02:56:20 PM »
It's him volunteering the information in the context of saying how repreprehensible his actions and attitude were, though, so that should put him in the clear for a cancelling. Until the quote is spread without context on Twitter, at which point #CANCELLED.

Cuellar

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Re: Re: #Cancelled 2019
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 03:02:20 PM »
SHOULD do, but he's #cancelled none the less.

Re: Re: #Cancelled 2019
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 03:13:56 PM »
Bit grim for a perfect cancelling but racist quote taken out of context to be shared on Twitter is definitely cancellable. #cancelled

I’m disappointed Maroon 5 man is so bland he hadn’t achieved any real momentum to get cancelled at Super Bowl. That was my banker. Still coming though. No idea what he’s done wrong but he’s definitely up to something. Anyone check his yearbook?

Ralph Northam is definitely cancelled.

Re: Re: #Cancelled 2019
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 03:15:43 PM »
Yeah, too late now. He's already being accused of bringing it up like it was some sort of funny anecdote, which I doubt was his intention.

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Re: Re: #Cancelled 2019
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 03:16:54 PM »
Limmy says Neeson is cancelled "again". What was he cancelled for first time?

Re: Re: #Cancelled 2019
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2019, 03:20:12 PM »
Limmy says Neeson is cancelled "again". What was he cancelled for first time?

I think he was a “let the courts do their job“ type about #MeToo

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Re: Re: #Cancelled 2019
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2019, 03:26:12 PM »
I hope this helps us move away from men sharing their feelings and back towards an acknowledgement that the darkest, maddest, ideas you ever had should be repressed and shared with nobody, and you should just man up and live with the inner turmoil and self-loathing

Cuellar

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Re: Re: #Cancelled 2019
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2019, 03:29:31 PM »
I think there's a difference between speaking about your feelings ( "I was very sad :(" ) and confessing to yearning to commit a racially motivated murder.

Not saying he shouldn't have said it, necessarily (although what the hell did he hope to happen?), but you know...

Re: Re: #Cancelled 2019
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2019, 03:33:40 PM »
I hope this helps us move away from men sharing their feelings and back towards an acknowledgement that the darkest, maddest, ideas you ever had should be repressed and shared with nobody, and you should just man up and live with the inner turmoil and self-loathing

Cancelled for nuanced thinking.

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Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2019, 03:34:49 PM »
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/liam-neeson-interview-rape-race-black-man-revenge-taken-cold-pursuit-a8760896.html

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et here in the rigid, conveyor-belt atmosphere of the celebrity junket, the 66-year-old star of Taken is about to recount a disturbing incident from his past, a confession that he’s never made before. It will involve how he learnt about the rape of someone close to him many years ago, how he roamed the streets for a week afterwards carrying with him a cosh and brutal, racist thoughts, and how this taught him that violence and revenge do not work.

It begins as an explanation of how his latest character turns to anger. “There’s something primal – God forbid you’ve ever had a member of your family hurt under criminal conditions,” he begins, hesitantly but thoughtfully. “I’ll tell you a story. This is true.”

It was some time ago. Neeson had just come back from overseas to find out about the rape. “She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way,” Neeson says. “But my immediate reaction was…” There’s a pause. “I asked, did she know who it was? No. What colour were they? She said it was a black person.

“I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody – I’m ashamed to say that – and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some [Neeson gestures air quotes with his fingers] ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could,” another pause, “kill him.”

HAHA, great story Liam, classic.

Career ending? Definitely if it was 2014. 1974, and maybe he will get away with it.

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Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2019, 03:36:22 PM »
I'm not sure what the point of this thread is.

Cuellar

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Re: Re: #Cancelled 2019
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2019, 03:36:27 PM »
AND ALSO maybe tell that to a therapist/counsellor rather than a bloody journalist. 'Men should talk about their feelings' doesn't ONLY mean men should confess their predilection for rape porn to the Financial Times.

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Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2019, 03:37:18 PM »
Who had Neeson in the cancelled thread then?

biggytitbo

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Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2019, 03:38:19 PM »
People like Liam though don't they, and he survived the holocaust. So I reckon he might just escape cancellation.

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Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2019, 03:41:43 PM »
Bit of a fuss about this on mumsnet. Think it's important to note he is talking about it as something he is ashamed of, and it was in response to traumatic events.

biggytitbo

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Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2019, 03:46:47 PM »
It's a hell of a way to promote a big screen version of the Mr Plow episode of the SImpsons though isn't it, you have to hand it to him.

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Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2019, 03:49:33 PM »
I will find you, and I will cancel you.

Utter Shit

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Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2019, 03:51:24 PM »
Bit of a fuss about this on mumsnet. Think it's important to note he is talking about it as something he is ashamed of, and it was in response to traumatic events.

Yeah, this element seems to have been deliberately ignored. The feelings he was having at that time were obviously terrible, but he says in the exact same interview that he is ashamed of them and obviously doesn't think those things any more.

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Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2019, 03:53:39 PM »
He was in Love It, Actually so I’m surprised he’s still getting work.

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Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2019, 04:04:59 PM »
Yeah, this element seems to have been deliberately ignored. The feelings he was having at that time were obviously terrible, but he says in the exact same interview that he is ashamed of them and obviously doesn't think those things any more.

Hand-waved by Twitterati:

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That Liam Neeson interview is just so saddening (and yes, still racist). It reinforces the idea that people of colour, and especially black men, are collectively responsible for the misdeeds of one. And that when a woman is sexually violated, it's a man who is left truly wounded.


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we don't need to be giving racists more opportunities to excuse their racism. Why don't we make a significant change and let the actual victims have a voice instead. Let the real victims go on daytime TV and share their story, if they choose to.

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He asked what colour the rapist was. He didn't ask 'what age' and walk round randomly seeking to provoke any man in that age group. He didn't ask 'was he short or tall' and ditto. The rapist was solely defined by skin colour.

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Basically what Liam Neeson said was that he wanted to lynch a black man for laying his hands on a 'purdy little white girl'.

etc.

I thought he was going to get away with it but it looks like a proper cancelling could be in the offing. Could it be enough to kill that movie he was promoting?

biggytitbo

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Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2019, 04:05:28 PM »
Yeah, this element seems to have been deliberately ignored. The feelings he was having at that time were obviously terrible, but he says in the exact same interview that he is ashamed of them and obviously doesn't think those things any more.


Still a bit of an odd anecdote to drop into a press junket for the latest iteration of that same film he keeps making.

Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2019, 04:14:17 PM »
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Basically what Liam Neeson said was that he wanted to lynch a black man for laying his hands on a 'purdy little white girl'.


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Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2019, 04:17:05 PM »
I think what disappoints me most about this revelation is that, despite the episode supposedly teaching him that 'violence and revenge do not work', Neeson was happy enough to make loads of crappy action flicks that promote exactly the opposite message.

biggytitbo

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Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2019, 04:37:01 PM »
I think what disappoints me most about this revelation is that, despite the episode supposedly teaching him that 'violence and revenge do not work', Neeson was happy enough to make loads of crappy action flicks that promote exactly the opposite message.


I dunno, Schindlers List wasn't that bad.

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Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2019, 04:44:01 PM »
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Could it be enough to kill that movie he was promoting?

Judging by the kind of people who enjoy his terribly derivative revenge 'thrillers', where White Father Figure kicks the shit out of forrens, it might actually draw attention to it and make more money.

Re: Fun Liam Neeson anecdote
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2019, 04:46:41 PM »
I will find you, and I will cancel you.

If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him #CANCELLED.

Re: Fun Liam Neeson Anecdote [split topic] [merged]
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2019, 04:51:21 PM »
Who cancelled the cancelled thread? Cancelled.