Debate furies over Liam Neeson race row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Neeson has yet to apologise for his comments, which surfaced on Monday

Fierce debate is raging over actor Liam Neeson’s controversial admission that he once wanted to kill a random black man, with some indicating his unguarded commentaries amounted to “career suicide”.

“The only question anyone in Hollywood will be asking for some time to come is ‘Liam who? ‘” said one newspaper pundit.

Another called his statements “terrifying, sickening and really saddening”.

Yet he has received support elsewhere, with one columnist suggesting he was “brave” to admit “a terrible thought”.

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