Elderly action star, Liam Neeson, was a guest on The Late Late Show (the Irish one) on Friday and he had a take about the state of sexual harassment in Hollywood in the post-Weinstein era.
Sharing his thoughts on the wave of sexual misconduct allegations being made against powerful men in Hollywood, Liam Neeson said that although overall he thought the #MeToo moment was “healthy,” he also thought it had resulted in “a bit of a witch hunt.”…“There’s some people, famous people, being suddenly accused of touching some girl’s knee or something, and suddenly they’re being dropped from their program,” he added.
Haha I guess “Liam Neeson is canceled” as the youth of today say. Which is fine since he just wants to remake Taken over and over until he dies. But whatever your thoughts on his critique of the #MeToo movement is, can we all agree this really isn’t a “witch hunt”. Yes, it’s still women accusing people of horrible shit, but this time they’re accusing men, but the men aren’t being burned alive except on Twitter and their bank accounts. I assume Neeson’s point is that some of the accusations are worse than others but they’re all being treated the same, but he has to understand that Hollywood kinda left themselves no choice unless they wanted to be hypocrites. Also, t-shirts and pins are selling very well, so we don’t want to mess that up.