Michelle Rodriguez defends Liam Neeson with bizarre kissing anecdote

Liam Neeson has been in hot water this week after opening up that he sought race-based revenge for a time after a close friend of his told him she was raped by a black man. While most celebs have kept their distance, with the notable exception of former footballer John Barnes, Neeson’s Widows co-star Michelle Rodriguez has recently come to his defence.

“It’s all f---ing bullsh--. Liam Neeson is not a racist,” Rodriguez told Vanity Fair at the amfAR Gala Wednesday. “Dude, have you watched Widows? His tongue was so far down Viola Davis’s throat. 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. It’s all bulls--t. Ignore it. He’s not a racist. He’s a loving man. It’s all lies.”

Common sense, and Shonda Rhimes, attested to the fact that Rodriguez's reasoning is sorely lacking.

After initially trying to stamp out the controversy with an appearance on Good Morning America where he claimed “I’m not a racist,” Neeson opted to bow out of a red carpet appearance for his upcoming film Cold Pursuit on Wednesday.

The controversy began earlier this week when The Independent published a story (with audio from Neeson himself) where the actor admitted he had once spent more than a week wandering around with a weapon in hopes of getting into a fight and killing a person of colour. He recalled seeking racially-motivated revenge for a female friend who had been assaulted.

The admission was shocking to everyone involved, Neeson included, who admitted that he had never told the story to anyone and that power-walking proved to be therapeutic at the time to deal with his anger.