Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez sparked an uproar on social media when she claimed actor Liam Neeson is not racist because he kissed actress Viola Davis in the movie Widows.

The 40-year-old Texas native said Neeson kissing Davis, who is Black, is proof that he is not a racist.

Neeson is on the hot seat for revealing he wanted to kill a Black man after his loved one was brutally raped.

Rodriguez, who is Neeson’s co-star in Widows, told Vanity Fair magazine, “Dude, have you watched Widows? His tongue was so far down Viola Davis’s throat. You can’t call him a racist ever. Racists don’t make out with the race that they hate, especially in the way he does with his tongue—so deep down her throat. I don’t care how good of an actor you are. It’s all bullshit. Ignore it. He’s not a racist. He’s a loving man. It’s all lies.”

The reaction on social media was outrage mixed with pity for the Latina star.

Shonda Rhimes tweeted: “The lack of historical context, bias blindness and willful ignorance required to open one’s mouth and say this about racism is mind boggling.”

Another Twitter user wrote: “Im gonna need my Latina women to stay out of black men and women matters if it doesn’t support them. Michelle Rodriguez and Gina Rodriguez”.

And a third user tweeted: “next thing u know michelle rodriguez is going to tell me men can’t be misogynists because they date women”.

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