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Veteran actress has had her say on the whole Liam Neeson race controversy, defending the Taken actor over his polarising remarks.

Goldberg appeared on US talk show The View to speak about the debate, insisting he's not a 'bigot' in the aftermath of his comments about wanting to "kill a black b**tard".

Neeson has been plagued by social media backlash after an interview in The Independent was published where he spoke about seeking revenge after his friend was raped.

He was promoting his new film Cold Pursuit at the time, but received widespread condemnation for his account of the event which happened over 40 years ago during The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Goldberg has known the actor for decades, and is adamant that Neeson is “not a bigot” and that people “shouldn’t be surprised he was angry” after learning about the rape of his close friend.

She said: “People walk around sometimes with rage, that’s what happens. Is he a bigot? No. I’ve known him a pretty long time, I think I would have recognised, I’ve been around a lot of real bigots. I can say this man is not one."

Image: Vanity Fair

She continued her defence of the long-standing Irish actor; “You can’t be surprised that somebody whose loved one is attacked is angry and wants to go out and attack.”

The Sister Act star valued how Neeson “realised it was too dark” and went and “got himself help” by power-walking and speaking to a Catholic priest.

Appearing on Good Morning America on Tuesday, Neeson responded to the backlash himself by insisting he was “not racist” and “sought help” after his worrying instincts.

“It hurt me. I did seek help. I went to my priest and had two very good friends I spoke to,” Neeson explained. 

Former England footballer John Barnes also praised Neeson for “coming out and telling the truth” urging people to realise Neeson said he was “ashamed and horrified” at himself.

Like it or not, a vital conversation on racism, basic instincts and admitting the truth has begun as a result of his words.

Feature image; wedoitfortheloveofmusic.com


Glee actress Naya Rivera caused a bit of a stir yesterday when she made some controversial comments about race live on air.

The star was appearing as a guest host on The View when she shared a rather questionable opinion about the personal hygiene of people of different ethnicities.

"I have to say I have a theory about showering, [which] is that I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics," Rivera commented to panelists Rosie O'Donnell and Nicole Wallace. "I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing."

Trying to defend her point after a stunned reaction, Naya mentioned her mother who is half-African American, half-Puerto Rican. "She showers every day, so I can say this," the actress said. "But I can say that I am now married to a white man [Ryan Dorsey], and he showers a lot. Like, a lot – two, three times a day. I'm like, 'What are you doing?'"

Despite Naya's attempts to defend her point, many viewers took issue with the comments, expressing their anger online:

The star took to Twitter after the show, telling people to lighten up:

Maybe not the best way to diffuse the situation, Naya!



There are certain things that happen on live TV that can be really embarrassing – and we think accidentally farting is DEFINITELY one of them…

Whoopi Goldberg, who features on US talk show The View, had an awkward moment  yesterday when she was discussing the flu shot with Rosie O’Donnell, Ashanti, Nicole Wallace and Rosie Perez.

Posing the question to Ashanti about the flu shot, a gush of air can be heard over the microphone before chaos descends on the set. Whoopi gets up and says “Excuse me”, while Rosie follows her and waves her arms to clear the air.

Whoopi then makes everything that little bit worse by blaming breakfast burritos on the incident. At least she admitted it rather than leaving the ladies to act as if nothing had happened! 




US singer Ciara has revealed that she is pregnant, unveiling her baby bump on the American TV show The View.

This will be Baby No.1 for the singer who is engaged to music producer Future.

The two became engaged last October when Future proposed to Ciara with a 15-carat diamond ring, lucky girl!

Ciara’s happiness at the news was evident as she told Barbara Walter that she is “so excited for this year”.