WATCH: Trevor Noah says that Liam Neeson deserves credit for "powerful admission", following controversial comments 6 months ago

WATCH: Trevor Noah says that Liam Neeson deserves credit for "powerful admission", following controversial comments

Chat show host and stand-up comedian Trevor Noah is the latest to weigh in on the subject.

Liam Neeson was the subject of controversy during the week, following the release of an interview in which he said that he once wanted to "kill" a person he referred to as a "black bastard" in an act of revenge in the past.

Since then, a number of people have weighed in on the subject, with chat show host Trevor Noah being the latest to do so.

The subject came up in the Q&A section of The Daily Show:

"I think it’s really difficult,  because in many ways it feels like an onslaught. I can understand, for any black person out there to be like, this shit never seems to end. You think you get past the age of lynching and then there’s still blackface in 2019."

He went on to say:

"I do think it was a powerful admission, though. I hope he and people who hear the story understand the gravity of what he’s saying and that is: ‘If you are not careful, you can have inside of you a hatred that is encouraged or grown by the society that you live in. And you don’t even realise how disgusting that idea is.'"

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Trevor Noah joins a number of people, such as John Barnes, who have had their say on the controversial subject.