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Red carpet at New York premiere cancelled amid actor’s racism row

The star sparked outrage after speaking about his search for revenge on a random “black man” following the rape of a friend.
The red carpet at the New York premiere of Liam Neeson’s new film has been cancelled after he confessed to violent thoughts about killing a black person.
Organisers said there would no longer be interviews and photo opportunities at the event to promote Neeson’s movie Cold Pursuit 
just hours before it was due to start – but the film will still be screened.It comes after the actor sparked controversy after revealing he once went in search for revenge on a random “black man” following the rape of a close friend several years ago.
Neeson told the Independent he armed himself with a cosh weapon, hoping someone “would have a go” at him so he could kill them, but he quickly felt ashamed by his behaviour.His comments have been met with outrage, with many people calling for his films to be boycotted and for the Northern Irish star to be stripped of his OBE.