Michelle Rodriguez has regretted the “choice of words” she used to defend actor Liam Neeson, who has been embroiled in a controversy over his revenge remarks, reports Indian Express.
On the red carpet at the amfAR Gala New York, the 40-year-old actor had come out in defence of Neeson, claiming that he is not a “racist” because of the way the veteran actor shot an intimate scene with Viola Davis in their film Widows.After a swift backlash, Rodriguez posted an apology on Instagram to her over 4.7 million fans.
“To my friends and colleagues and my fans and community: I want to deeply apologize for my recent choice of words, and poor use of example,” she wrote.
Michelle Rodriguez has jumped to the defence of her 'Widow's' co-star Liam Neeson amid his controversial comments about seeking revenge on a black man.
“In a pressure-filled situation, I defended a friend in the wrong way. I now realize how insensitive it was, and I had no intention of invoking such a terrible historical comparison. I have learned from this, and will grow from it,” she added.
Neeson, 66, who has starred in multiple revenge dramas over the years, recently said in an interview that he once wanted to kill a black man with a cosh after a friend of his was raped.