Liam Neeson apologizes again for saying he wanted to kill a black person 40 years ago

Neeson issued a statement Friday apologized for "hurtful and divisive" comments that "do not reflect, in any way, my true feelings nor me."


                            Liam Neeson apologizes again for saying he wanted to kill a black person 40 years ago

NEW YORK: Liam Neeson is again apologizing for revealing that he wanted to kill a random black person nearly 40 years ago after a close friend had been raped by a black man.

Neeson issued a statement Friday apologized for "hurtful and divisive" comments that "do not reflect, in any way, my true feelings nor me."

The actor caused a firestorm in early February when he told The Independent that after learning his friend's attacker was black, he hoped a black person "would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him."

He later told "Good Morning America" that he is not a racist and moved past his desire for violence after seeking help from a priest and from friends.