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Twitter Users Annihilate Michelle Rodriguez Over Liam Neeson Comments

Fans are fast and furious at Rodriguez

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Liam Neeson’s saga continues as the world remains divided by the Taken star’s recent comments. When Fast & Furious franchise favourite Michelle Rodriguez offered her own opinion, the Twitterverse took her down in one fell swoop.

Neeson grabbed headlines with a shocking confession from his past. When a friend of his was raped, Neeson admitted he was in a dark place and walked the streets wanting to ‘kill a black man’.

The media hasn’t stopped talking about the incident since, which has led to some celebrities making their feelings clear.

Rodriguez starred with Neeson in Steve McQueen’s Widows, which is what prompted her response. The former Lost actor said Neeson couldn’t be racist because of the way he kissed Viola Davis in the movie.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, Rodriguez commented, “It’s all f**king bullshit. Liam Neeson is not a racist. Dude, have you watched Widows? His tongue was so far down Viola Davis’s throat.”

Defending Neeson, Rodriguez continued, “You can’t call him a racist ever. Racists don’t make out with the race that they hate, especially in the way he does with his tongue – so deep down her throat. I don’t care how good of an actor you are.”

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She concluded, “It’s all bullshit. Ignore it. He’s not a racist. He’s a loving man. It’s all lies.” While she attempted to come to Neeson’s aid, the comments have caused a stir online. Posting on Twitter, people were in shock that Rodriguez thinks kissing someone of a different race means you’re automatically not a racist.

After working with Davis on a personal level, How to Get Away with Murder executive producer Shonda Rhimes also questioned Rodriguez’s remarks.

Since making his controversial confession, Neeson has tried to defend himself and even appeared on Good Morning America to state that he isn’t a racist. As well as highlighting the fact that the incident happened over 40 years ago, Neeson maintains that he would’ve had the same reaction no matter what the attacker’s skin colour was.

While Neeson clearly regrets making the comments and having those feelings in the first place, Rodriguez has managed to open the whole situation up again and make things 100 times worse. Maybe she should stick to action movies?

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