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Lily Allen dedicates ‘Fuck You’ to Liam Neeson amid race murder comments

Lily Allen has dedicated her song ‘Fuck You’ to Liam Neeson following his controversial comments of wanting to kill a black person.

Neeson, who was speaking in an interview to promote his new film Cold Pursuit, admitted that he once wanted to kill a random black man after someone close to him was raped.

He said in the interview: “She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way. But my immediate reaction was… I asked, did she know who it was? No. What colour were they? She said it was a black person.

“I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody – I’m ashamed to say that – and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some [uses air quotes with fingers] ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.”

Elaborating more, Neeson confirmed that he did not commit any violence and, looking back on a different time of his life, confessed that “it was horrible, horrible, when I think back, that I did that… It’s awful. But I did learn a lesson from it.”

Now, Lily Allen has waded into the debate while performing live in Sydney, Australia. Introducing the single ‘Fuck You’, she said: “Normally, I dedicate this song to Donald Trump, but tonight I’m dedicating it to Liam Neeson.”

On the track, Allen sings: “You’re just some racist who can’t tie my laces. Your point of view is medieval.”

Further emphasising her opinion on social media, Allen wrote: “I don’t believe Liam Neeson’s racist anecdote, which makes it even more disgusting.

“I don’t know a woman who hasn’t been harassed and I have never heard of an instance where a man has actually gone out to defend her honour. It just doesn’t happen.”

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