Someone appears to have taken Liam Neeson‘s brain.
In an interview on the Irish talk show “The Late Late Show,” Neeson described the wave of sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood as “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 or something,” the actor said.
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) January 12, 2018
After telling a story about radio host Garrison Keillor, Neeson touched on the allegations against Dustin Hoffman.
“The Dustin Hoffman thing, I’m on the fence about that,” Neeson said. “Because when you’re doing a play and you’re with your family, other actors, technicians, you do silly things. You do silly things and it becomes kind of superstitious; if you don’t do it every night you think it’s going to jinx the show. I think Dustin Hoffman was… I’m not saying I’ve done similar things like what he did. Apparently, he touched another girl’s breast and stuff. But it’s childhood stuff what he was doing.”
Neeson’s comments did not go over well in the Twitterverse.
Liam Neeson said what? pic.twitter.com/xcC5GC45zO
— Claire Allan 🥀 (@ClaireAllan) January 13, 2018
Just in case you needed another stale, pale, male take on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, here's Liam Neeson's. Because having your boobs grabbed is just a bit of fun, remember?! https://t.co/TLVYqfCauh
— Jess Denham (@jess_denham) January 13, 2018
Can't believe I'm cancelling my crush on Liam Neeson but here we are https://t.co/eppHjQYJre
— Emma Kelly (@TooManyEmmas) January 13, 2018
I just hope someone sits Liam Neeson down for a chat about what a witch hunt actually is, and how "sexual harassment" and "flirtation" are different
— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) January 13, 2018
Somebody has already made the "Liam Neeson's very special set of skills is defending sexual harassers and rapists" right?
— Beth Schacter (@bethshax) January 13, 2018
Turns out Liam Neeson’s not so TAKEN with the idea of respecting women! I didn’t realize his very particular set of skills included how to ruin his career!
— Andrea Hickey (@andrea_h1ckey) January 13, 2018