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I can't stop thinking about #LiamNeeson's words. I made my thoughts on him clear but as a film and culture scholar, I keep coming back to his statement, what it says about the narratives that Hollywood pushes, and how his own star text requires this racism and sexism.
Or rather, to be precise, his star text is entirely founded on a white masculinity that not only predicts his statement (which btw again is racist and sexist) but demands it
While I am no scholar (or fan) of Neeson's, the incident made me go back to his career trajectory: the early theatre acting (SUCH a stereotype for actors who get their start in UK), the early British movies and tv roles (and the fantasy/history UK shit)
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We're not perfect. We all have done things that we are ashamed of (or at least should be ashamed of).

That said, walking around looking to beat up a Black man because a different Black man hurt your friend is really fucking psychotic. #LiamNeeson
I read the article; Neeson seems genuinely appalled at how he acted. But he literally walked around for a week with a weapon looking to hurt a completely random person. Just dude...
Merely assigning blame to all Black people is horrendous enough, though something he could have probably atoned for if he didn't act out on it and immediately thought that was an appalling way to react to what happened.

But he acted out on it. FOR DAYS. WITH A WEAPON! JFC!
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