Comedian DL Hughley isn’t laughing at Liam Neeson or dismissing his controversial comments about wanting to kill a black person who allegedly raped a friend. The Hollywood actor has weighed-in on the Taken star’s explosive comments.

Hughley jumped on Instagram this week to check Neeson and question why race played such a big role.

Social media has already exploded with mixed reactions to Neeson’s remarks.

In a new interview, Neeson admitted he wanted to take out a “black bastard” following a friend getting raped.

“She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way,” Neeson said during the interview, which can be read in full here. “But my immediate reaction was … did she know who it was? No. What colour were they? She said it was a black person. … I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody. I’m ashamed to say that, and I did it for maybe a week – hoping some [Neeson gestures air quotes with his fingers] ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.” (The Independent)