The premiere of Liam Nesson's latest films was canceled amid racist remarks that he wanted to kill any black man after his girlfriend was raped.
The journalists were informed of the cancellation of the concert for the first screening of the movie "Cold Hunt" two hours before the scheduled opening ceremony.
Nixon denied his accusations of racism, but comments published in the Independent on Monday raised much controversy and anger.
"He would like to open a broader dialogue on racism," Nison said.
Organizers of the opening ceremony said they would not take photos or interviews at the premiere in New York.
What did he say Nice?
Nison made his controversial comments at a promotional ceremony for his new movie, a thriller about his revenge.
Nison said the alleged rape occurred long ago and that he knew about it after returning from a trip abroad. Nisson then continued to speak in racist language offensive to the aggressor.
"I dealt with the rape incident very exceptionally … but my immediate reaction was … I asked if you knew who he was," she said.
"I was sitting with a blackjack in the hope that someone would come close to me, I was ashamed to say that, and I spent a week hoping to get a black eye in a bar and fight him over anything … until I killed him ".
How was the reaction? Nice?
"I'm not racist," Nison said on ABC's "Good Morning America."
When asked about what he wanted to be the result of this experience in people, he replied: "Speak.
"We are all pretending to take into account the customs and traditions of society … and the same thing happens in my country, but sometimes, if you just scratch that look, you will find that racism and intolerance exist."
He said his knowledge that his girlfriend was raped in a crime that occurred about 40 years ago gave her that "primitive desire for revenge."
"He deliberately goes to areas where blacks live in the city in search of an excuse to use physical violence," said Nison.
He said he would have acted the same way if he had attacked his girlfriend White, but was also "shocked" by his reaction.
- Liam Neeson was honored at the Irish Film and Television Academy.
How were the reactions?
"The next time someone asks me why I do not look like a museum, I will not be too happy," Gary Young wrote in The Guardian.
"I can honestly say: because there may be an Oscar nominee waiting for me to die, I have to be vigilant all the time."
Keinad Andrews, a professor of black studies at City University in Birmingham, told the BBC that Nixon's comments were "totally inappropriate and offensive" and that he was promoting a film that "lacked taste and courtesy."
"He may have finished his career," said playwright Bonnie Greer.
But former football and anti-racism activist John Barnes defended Nison in an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live.
"He felt shame and disgrace a week after the incident," Barnes said, "he was wrong because he was thinking that way and we should be involved in such a dialogue."