The joke followed a heated debate between presenters Susannah Reid and Piers Morgan about Neeson's recent comments, revealed in an exclusive interview with The Independent, while on a press junket for his new film Cold Pursuit.
When discussing the film, he revealed to the journalist that he'd once walked the streets of Northern Ireland for a week carrying a 'cosh' in the hopes that...
...'some black b****** would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something' so that he could 'kill him'.
On Tuesday, the New York premiere of the film was cancelled. The actor had previously appeared on Good Morning America in an attempt to clarify his comments, insisting he wasn't racist, and that he would have done the same thing if a white man had raped his friend.
Speaking on the show, he said:
If she had said Irish or Scot or a Brit or a Lithuanian, I know it would have had the same effect.
Neeson's comments have been widely condemned, with calls for Neeson to be edited out of Men in Black: International, his forthcoming summer blockbuster that he stars in alongside Chris Hemsworth.
Despite this, former footballer John Barnes says he 'deserves a medal' for his honesty.