Mark Wahlberg says he totally would have killed all of the terrorists on 9/11

I try to like Mark Wahlberg, but it’s sometimes difficult. Like, I think he’s a much better actor than he’s often given credit for. He’s one of the rare “butch” male action stars capable of showing real emotion, depth and vulnerability on screen. I think of him like Bruce Willis – they get stuck in the “action” genre, but both are underrated dramatic actors. However, there’s an issue with Mark’s personality. He’s a successful producer, and his production company has a stable of successful television shows, which means that he’s always at awards shows, representing his shows. And Awards Show Mark is kind of douche. He makes it all about himself, and his attitude borders on disrespectful.

So, I already had mixed feelings… and now this. Mark covers the new issue of Men’s Journal, and this is a humdinger of douchebaggery, in convenient interview form. Brace yourself.

What he would have done if he had been on one of the airplanes that was hijacked on 9/11: “If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did,” Wahlberg says. “There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘OK, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.’”

He lets his wife pick date night movies: “As long as it isn’t a Sarah Jessica Parker movie… The last time I really cried a lot? During ‘The Help.’ I cried about six or seven times. It was the wife’s choice, but it was a great movie.”

On jerking off: “I don’t get down with jerking off, dude. Look. I don’t believe in everything that the church says. I try to do the right thing. I lead a clean and pure life. I’m a married guy. I have a beautiful wife. Sex is not the most important thing to me, being horny all the time, spanking the — I mean, it’s not against the law. You can do whatever you want. And it’s not like, ‘I shouldn’t do it because of my faith.’ I’m just not really that into it that much anyway.”

[Via MSNBC and HuffPo]

Obviously, it’s the 9/11 quote that bugs. That’s what I’m talking about with his disrespectful attitude, like he’s a big action star and he obviously knows best. We don’t know what it was like for those poor people on the airplanes on 9/11, but to publicly play a game of “If I was there…” is crass and tasteless.

As for the jerking off stuff – do you even believe him about that? I don’t. But then again, I think he’s screwing around on his wife. A lot.

UPDATE: CB just reminded me that Mark was originally scheduled to be on one of the hijacked flights on 9/11, but he changed his tickets last minute. That really doesn’t change my opinion that his statement in this interview is douchey, though. He’s basically saying that all of the people on those flights (even the ones on the United flight that went down in Pennsylvania) were pussies, and that he’s the only badass left in the world.

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  1. lucy2 says:

    I don’t even know what to say to that.

    • Beatrix says:

      I’m with the above comment. So much wrong here it isn’t even worthy of analysis.

    • John says:

      Of course he would do this becouse it was fake. It was inside job everyone out of us knows that.

      • Elle says:

        No everyone does not know or think that it was an inside job John, because not everyone is as stupid as you.

      • Patsy says:

        Speak for yourself Dude.

      • HappyMom says:

        You might want to check back with your doctor and get your prescription refilled.

      • Floridaseaturtle says:

        John, I am familiar with some of the theories you are implying. IMO, the wording ‘inside job’ might be a little harsh, and too inclusive. But I do agree that I have heard some ligitimate questions, even on the History Channel, makes you think about things, just sayin.. (saw you were getting beat up a little…so maybe now I will get beat up a little…but I haven’t come to terms with it all enough, to form a firm stance on the whole thing). That being said, YES, Mark spoke way too casually, too much like a parent does sometimes when we are thinking of our children. I hope he meant well, but that comment will probably bring pain to some. Very sad, terrible all around. Just my thoughts, thanks.

      • Desidarius says:

        It was a false flag attack to further the neocon agenda. Our foreign policy that was put into place after Nine Eleven has mired us militarily in Iraq and Afghanistan among other places, and decimated our civil liberties at home.

        The fact of Nine Eleven as an “inside job” is well established in intelligence circles. Many high level officials, including intelligence agents, have publicly expressed their belief that Nine Eleven was a manufactured event. I urge you naysayers to find out more:

      • Floridaseaturtle says:

        Thx, Desidarius. Word. Just sayin’. Anyway, Mark Walberg issued an apology today, at least through his handlers. Either way, IMO, right thing to do.

      • Gary says:

        Of course it was an inside job. It came from inside the brain of a Muslim puppet master and his 19 Muslim puppets.

  2. Redheadwriter says:


  3. Liz says:

    Um, wow.

    There is a part of me that wishes that actors and actresses could keep their mouths shut and just, I dunno, let the studios speak for them.

    Obviously not, because that would dry up the really good gossip. But do none of them get media training?

    Not as in turning them into robots. I mean someone sitting them down and explaining what will make them look good and what will make them look like douches.

    Although I suspect that Wahlberg just doesn’t care.

    • Cat says:

      Even if there’s media training, they’re still thinking what they’re thinking. I’d rather know, myself. I prefer supporting good people.

  4. Mali_ says:

    How does he know what he would do? Until you’re in that situation with guns pointed at you and your family members, its so easy to be an armchair critic, but there in the moment, how does he know he wouldn’t freeze? Its tacky to talk about it regardless.

  5. skuddles says:

    Even if the guy believes this in tiny, delusional mind, what an insensitive thing to say!! How is that supposed to make the families of all the victims feel??? What a total moron.

  6. snappy81 says:

    It’s very easy to say what you would have done had you been there (on the planes on 9/11), ’cause you WEREN’T there. When you’re actually in a situation, you don’t always act or react the way you’d like to, or imagine you would. I’m sure the people on those planes were shocked and terrified, to say the least. It’s hard to jump into action star mode when you’re so vulnerable. Surely, that should be obvious? His comments are just really disrespectful to the people who were on those planes.

    • cr says:

      Exactly. Everyone likes to think that in that situation-hijacking, shooting, seeing an assault,rescuing puppies and people from a burning building etc.-that we would do the ‘right thing’. We want to. But it’s also human nature for humans to shy away from confrontation and danger, just as it’s human nature for some to be ‘heroic’. We don’t know unless the situation arises. For every person who stops a shooter there’s a captain who instead of going down with the ship just happens to fall into a life boat and end up on shore while his passengers are trying to escape.

    • HappyMom says:

      Exactly! Talk about the worst kind od Monday morning quarterbacking!

  7. jc126 says:

    I need to believe that either he was drunk when getting interviewed, or there are big chunks of the transcript that GQ edited out, because it’s hard to believe that he would say that just as it’s written. he is usually a good guy, really.

    • laylajanelovesgossip says:


    • ol cranky says:

      he isn’t denying saying it and isn’t saying it was taken out of context.

      Way too many celebrities think that their acting chops mean they are capable of actually doing things in RL that they train to do in a movie and that their experiences in roles is real world experience and a lot of the infotainment media seem to keep blowing smoke up a celebrity’s ass to reinforce that notion.

  8. David says:

    Wha a dick head!

  9. Julbug says:

    I always like him, a lot. I’m going to give him a pass for the 9/11 talk. People are still very emotional about it. I know I am. So he said something that doesn’t translate all that well, so what?

  10. Aqua says:

    He’s insufferable.

  11. Feebee says:

    Maybe he meant to say “I’d like to think if I was there, it would have gone down differently”. Do we even really know what went down on the WTC flights? Few passengers may have been aware of anything until too late and then it would have be incomprehensible to think it was actually happening.

    I’m hoping he’s been mis-quoted/taken out of context because it’s demeaning to those aboard that day.

    I’d like to think I’d kick the shit out of anyone attacking me but I’ve had the opposite happen (nothing bad came of it) but it was surprising to me. Which makes me think it’d be possible that instead of what Wahlberg thinks he might do, he might have sat there and peed himself (no judgement).

    • snappy81 says:

      Good point. It’s possible he was “misquoted” or misspoke. I hope so.

      • jc126 says:

        I hope so, too.
        He was supposed to be on one of the planes that day. I just need to think he’s more thoughtful than this and there’s more to it.

    • Vanden says:

      He was directly asked what he would do if he was on the flight that day. I know what he said was stupid and insensitive but it was an idiotic question to ask in the first place.

  12. AG says:

    I took his statement to be more about him as a father – he said “If I was on that plane with my kids…” I doubt he meant it as an insult to those who were on the plane.

    • fabgrrl says:

      But there *WERE* other fathers, and mothers, on those planes with their children. And they loved and wanted to protect their kids every bit as much as Mark Wahlberg loves and protects his own. What he said was horribly insensitive. I’m guessing he will be “clarifying” his statement very, very soon.

      • Jordan says:

        Exactly fabgrrl, although I don’t think there is any way he can clarify his comments to make them ok. These celebs open their mouths and lecture us as if they are the only real parents in the history of parents. We couldn’t possibly understand that kind of love. Marky Mark is trying to make it all about him. No one else exists in his world.

  13. Chrissy says:

    Well, even the people on the planes would have fought back had they known the highjackers were lying about landing them in a safe place, that all they wanted was money, etc. Hindsight is 20/20. The people on the plane that was flown into the Pentagon were also being told (by the loved ones they called on cell phones) of the planes being flown into the WTC and were also planning on doing something to stop the highjackers but obviously didn’t have time before their plane hit. If Wahlburg was on one of the WTC flights, it’s hard to imagine any of the passengers joining him in fighting back. No one had ever seen a high jacking like that … where the plane was used like a weapon. I wish 9/11 had turned out differently and people had fought back but I definitely understand why it happened like it did. It’s a shame he had to say anything about it at all. It does seem awfully condescending to those passengers and potentially painful for their surviving family. God bless them all.

    • Rachel says:

      Yes, thank you, that was the first thing that came to my mind. The people on these flights had no way of knowing that they were being used in a suicide mission, it was practically unheard of in this country before 9/11.

  14. katsrulz says:

    Eh, leave him alone. It’s a douchey thing to say but remember that BECAUSE he is an actor, he is used to having scripts written for him with the best possible endings that he chooses, usually with him kicking ass. Back in 2001, no one on those planes had any idea that they were all on a suicide mission or all of the planes might have ended up like United Airlines Flight 93. If someone tries to hijack a plane today, they would get their teeth kicked in before they even had a chance to reach the cockpit.

  15. arock says:

    calm down, marky mark. this isnt the team America auditions.

  16. ladybert62 says:

    His comment is ridiculous, in bad taste and disrespectful to everyone on that airplane – he really has no idea of what he would or could have done. That was a very bad comment to make.

    The rest of his comments – I think he likes to hear himself talk.

  17. shontay says:

    I never liked marky mark. He’s a crap actor who only does well when playing himself (see The Departed). Bruce Willis has much more talent. His 9/11 quote is ignorant, but I wouldn’t expect any less from him.

  18. Gisele says:

    I am from Vancouver and have a lot of friends who work in the entertainment industry and when he was there shooting the movie Fear with Reese Witherspoon he acted like an arrogant idiot both on set and when out on the town. He was at a nightclub called Love Affair and not only is he incredibly short, he behaved like the biggest douche on earth. I don’t give him a pass at all for this indiscretion. I always thought that the stories I heard about him could be attributed to youth and new fame but this shows me he hasn’t grown or changed at all except maybe into an even bigger egomaniac. Some people are just idiots.

    • Roma says:

      Cosign, but in Toronto. My boyfriend has smoked a joint with him and I’ve had friends in the industry who went on cocaine binges with him yet he sits and says he lives clean and won’t jack off?

      A friend sat in a private section of a restaurant with him and a plate was passed around with lines on it; she said the waiters were scared shitless to say anything to him.

      I have other stories too. The only reason I give him any sort of pass is that I have never, ever heard of him cheating on his wife.

      • Flan says:

        It’s always those preaching most about their religion, who behave the most outrageous when they think no cameras are watching.

    • podzol says:

      The gossip by you two ladies is way more interesting than anything that could come out of Wahlberg’s untalented mouth! Ah, Hollywood, how you never cease to amaze me.

  19. Erinn says:

    I get why people are mad about this. But I really don’t think that he meant any disrespect. Maybe he would have done things differently- we don’t know. But I’d like to think that if I was in that situation I’d have done something too- if you’re going to die you might as well at least try. But for all I know I’d have been terrified out of my mind. It’s easy to say what you’d have done differently, but you don’t actually know.

    I’d give him a pass on this… my dad says similar things all the time. Marky Mark just believes that he’d do anything for his family, and hey, that’s kind of nice even if he came off (likely unintentionally) douchey.

    • Embee says:

      Disresepct need not be intentional. The insult is that he did not stop to think about how his braying would hurt the families of those who were killed. He didn’t consider that by puffing himself up he was also implying that the people on the flight who died were somehow less capable than him. No one actually believes this little person could have stopped the terrorists. He’s the size of a stubby 12 year old.

      Also, anyone who refers to his spouse as “the wife” is immediately filed under DB.

      • Erinn says:

        I never understand why men’s height gets hauled into things like this. Who the hell cares if he’s short? He can’t help that. It doesn’t make them less of a man. I’ve seen a lot of shorter men that can beat the crap out of taller men.

        And for all we know he said more about it than what was printed. Maybe he said something about not considering himself more impressive than other passengers- interviews are often spun a certain way.

        And personally, I don’t find referring to your wife as ‘the wife’ comes off as douchey. It depends on the tone it’s said- and that’s something you can’t pick up from printed words.

    • cr says:

      IIRC, that’s basically what happened United 93 end, they realized what was going on, that it wasn’t a traditional hijacking and did stop the hijacker’s plans.
      I think Mark’s forgotten that part, that prior to 9-11 hijackings were done for all sorts of reasons, but the idea of using planes as weapons hadn’t occurred to most people.
      Now of course, passengers do act differently toward any suspicious activities on planes.

      • NerdMomma says:

        Exactly- no one could have imagined what the plans for those planes were.

      • Erinn says:

        I completely agree with you. It’s not like it’s unheard of for passengers to interfere with hijackings, though I agree with the plane being used as a weapon throwing people way off.

  20. Dibba says:

    bad ass actor/model

  21. says:

    He does realize that life is not a movie set, right?

    A good ass beating might humble the guy a little.

  22. INeedANap says:

    Lord, he is such a slimy douchebag, but I would ride him like a mechanical bull. Seriously. I would break that luscious hunk of man meat in half.

    I am generally not ashamed of my sexual predilections, but this one makes me feel guilty. ::sigh::

  23. amanda says:

    Ok Marky Mark. Hard to picture Mr. Tighty Whities with the puppy tugging down his pants throwing a punch at a terrorist.

  24. BELLA says:


  25. Sumodo1 says:

    Hey, Mark, say hello to your mother for me.

    • lucy2 says:

      Ahhh…Best Comment of the Day.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Zing! :D

      Never much cared for this douche but I honestly don’t think he meant it quite the way it came across. I’m expecting him to clarify his statement in 3, 2…

  26. kay says:

    I don’t think 9/11 will ever be a topic to do the “what I would have done is…” game with.
    It is disrespectful to everyone touched by the tragedy for him to assume he would have done things better.

  27. Girl says:

    I can kind of understand the jerking off thing I guess but the 9/11 comment was way, way over the line. He wasn’t there and you simply cannot know what you would have done. Who’s to say what actually did happen in those final moments anyway? It’s incredibly disrespectful of the people who perished and their families. Shame in him. Seriously.

  28. Bad Gal Addiction says:

    He was asked what he would have done (to protect his kids) and he answered.
    But obviously he isn’t very eloquent so therefore his answers come across very disrespectful and douchey.

    • Erinn says:

      Exactly. And most people, when asked about protecting their children, get quite passionate. It definitely wasn’t very eloquent though. But it could also be a cut down snippet of what he said. Who knows.

  29. Ari says:

    *jerks off on his face*

    I hate his voice. I hate his face. I like his productions.

  30. Asli says:

    Little Marky, I forgave you for creating that womanizing atrosity “Entourage”. But this is just incredibly insensitive/stupid/egotistic/hurtful/offensive and whatever else fits the bill. Straw. Camel’s back. FYI, you so jerk off. Don’t lie, Marky. “Clean and pure life”, yeah right!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Asli-I saw an ep of Entourage at the gym the other day and I could NOT believe how bad it was. The worst is Jeremy Piven’s character…Granted that was only one episode but it was pretty blatantly and unapologetically mysoginistic.

      • Asli says:

        I hate Ari! He’s such an… argh! They’re all idiots and the worst part is that it’s based off of Mark’s life in the early days. Hate it with a passion!

        Also, off topic – I’m watching The Big Bang Theory and Octavia Spencer is on. Hil-arious!

  31. neelyo says:

    If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did,” Wahlberg says.

    What a lummox! He can’t even constuct a sentence.

  32. Ron says:

    What a gigantic arrogant dick. The only thing that would have happened if he had been on the plane is the last Marky Mark movie would have been Rock Star.

  33. kieslowski says:

    Seriously this is beyond DISGUSTING!!! what a douchebag!

    Oh and he totally steps out on his wife (look up his Vegas all boys trips) – hypocrite.

  34. Dawn says:

    You know before he was big star doing action movies, he was doing a lot of action on the streets of a not so nice neighborhood in Boston. And there is a part of me that believes that he believes what he said. After all, the same was thought and tried on a different plane. But I do believe that while we can talk big about what we would do, until the situation is real, no one really knows what they would do. I like the guy; he pulled himself out of it with a little help from his brother. He is okay in my book.

  35. guest says:

    I think he needs to make a statement to the public and clarify what he was saying. Maybe he has been in too many action films and is confusing what a group of people would do in the real world from what Hollywood portrays on tv and the movies.

  36. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I really like the Bruce Willis-Mark Wahlberg comparison. Never thought of that one but I definitely see it.
    This was a douchey thing to say. Ugh. I’m embarassed to admit that I know a lot of guys that would say something stupid like that though. Not excusing it-he should know better….sometimes actors just need to “Shhhhhhh”..

  37. Wilma says:

    F you Mark Wahlberg. That really is an asshole thing to say.

  38. Kim says:

    Hell be retracting what he said or “clarifying” the 911 statement due to back lash. What a slap in the face to everyone how died on the planes that day. I cant believe he meant exactly what he said? i hope not.

  39. Kat says:

    Imagine the vanity and hubris.

    What a fool.

  40. Dudette says:

    I don’t think he seriously believes he’s some He-Man who would have saved the day. 9/11 is still a terribly sore topic for a lot of people and understandably so, but I’m not getting the disrespect or supposed douchebaggery of his comments. I like him alot, very underrated as an actor and he’s developing into a tremendous producer. I really, really dislike his wife though.

  41. Jilly says:

    It’s actually a very common Psychological response to missing a situation where you could of potentially been killed.

    Instead of thinking, thank goodness I changed my flight, wow I’m lucky people in that situation tend to blame themselves for not being at the event.

    That results in a I could have been the one to make a difference if I hadn’t messed it all up attitude that can seem like hubris, but really it’s all a lot of guilt.

    It’s hard to cope with the reality that so many people died and you won the lottery all at once.

    • icantbelievethis says:

      I agree with Jilly . . sounds like ‘survivor’s guilt’. I know soldiers who came back from Iraq before their unit and always think/say if they had been there other soldiers wouldn’t have been killed. They don’t think the other soldiers were weak or wrong, but it’s more their way of dealing with the guilt of not being there.

  42. Blue says:

    Maybe it was taken out of context, maybe he was misquoted or maybe that’s exactly what he meant and said. Geez I’m so sick of these people flapping their lips and sounding so incredibly stupid and people giving them a pass for whatever reason and trying to justify it. If they are wrong they’re wrong regardless. If you agree then say you agree but don’t say “I’ll give him/ her a pass because _____.
    That being said to me he always comes across as a self centered douche.

  43. dena says:

    White trash with money. STFU.

  44. mln76 says:

    He did alot of really horrid things back in the day. He even blinded some poor guy in what was called a hate crime (he was Vietnamese) and never sought to give him restitution once he had the means to do so. He seems to have the belief that he can do whatever it is he wants as long as he confesses his sins to his priest. I don’t think he’s a nice person. AT ALL.

    • Jordan says:

      I just looked that up and can’t believe it’s actually true! In the ABC Nightline interview, here’s an section: “And though the right thing to do would be to try to find the man and make amends, Wahlberg says, he admits he hasn’t done so — but says he’s no longer burdened by guilt.” WTF?? I would be curious to know how many Asians are in his productions and how they are protrayed.

      • mln76 says:

        Yes hearing that story made me sick to my stomach. Combined with the quotes above I think he’s a sociopath. Specifically the fact that he claims he’s ‘no longer burdened by guilt’ when he knows there is a man walking around that he is responsible for disabling.

    • Floridaseaturtle says:

      Wow, seriously?! OMG, if that is true, I sure hope he has turned his life around 360. No words…

  45. risa says:

    What a pompous ass.

  46. e.non says:

    good grief … wahlberg should keep his sleepy-time hero dreams to himself.

    he’s so full of sh!t.

    the first class cabin was filled with blood. one of the stewardesses had her throat slit.

  47. It is ME!! says:

    Wow. Words fail.

  48. mew says:

    Yep… words indeed fail. That’s just wrong on so many levels and he’s just idiot with comment like that.

    • Vanden says:

      I just read his apology after my initial comment and he’s right. To speculate about it in the first place was ludicrous

  49. Vanden says:

    While i agree with the general consensus that Mark Wahlberg is a douche anyway and what he said was disrespectful…

    But what a RIDICULOUS question in the first place. I mean how do you answer that?!
    I know he was scheduled to go on one of the flights but surely they could have asked him something more appropriate about it “how did you feel, did it make you appreciate life more etc”

    But would you have done if you were on the flight? what the hell could you do?

  50. Joseph says:

    Pure arrogance, self-aggrandizing, obtuse rubbish. If he’d won the 2008 election for president, he’d say that he would’ve made the U.S. economy thrive, would’ve reduced unemployment to 0%, and would’ve turned Iran into being our dear friends giving us unlimited oil. What an @$$ hole.

  51. Bizzach says:

    Why was the journalist so hell bent on a dumb question like that in the first place? 9/11 sucked, but it’s been over a decade and people are constantly bringing it up.
    I have family in new York, and cousin who’s a big shot CEO who flies a lot so the tragedy of it all isn’t lost on me.
    But there are more pressing issues at hand than something that happened 11 years ago.
    Like, I don’t know… Hundreds of thousands of children starving to death in Ethiopa and Somalia right now.
    I suppose marky mark would never let that happen if he were there too.

  52. Jaded says:

    I think the guy has taken one too many punches to the head and is hallucinating. What an utterly cruel, demeaning way to treat the real heroes of that day who managed to deflect the plane away from its original target, knowing full well that either way they were facing imminent death. In Wahlberg’s case hindsight is not 20-20, it’s completely blind.

  53. Turd Fergussen says:

    That’s it. Marky Mark just landed his good vibrations ass on the ever-growing list of actors whose shit I won’t be watching anymore. Is there a group of people who cross the line more than celebs? Jesus.

    He just disgraced and besmirched the spirit of every person on Flight 93 who fought like hell to keep that plane from killing hundreds of other people. Screw him. He needs to take his ass back to Southie and STFU.

  54. JoJo says:

    Meh. I agree it was disrespectful, but he’s an actor, and I don’t put great importance on his thoughts/insights. I stick to watching his movies. Also, my guess is that while it clearly didn’t show a lot of foresight, he likely didn’t think about the ramifications or intend to come across in that way. I’m just chalking it up to a bit of arrogance coming from a person in an arrogant profession.

  55. Bizzach says:

    I agree with JoJo. Actors should stay actors and refrain from rubbing their stanislavsky’s together and getting all politically inclined. The majority of them at least…

  56. juju says:

    What a jerk, making movies went to your head !! Just cause you play a bad ass in the movies dont mean u could really fight !!! What a moran !!!

  57. nina says:

    Let’s be honest, he was an ignorant street kid who did some really shitty things like hate crimes in his youth. We’re not dealing with someone really intelligent. He needs to be schooled on not being an idiot for sure. Having said that, I met him at a kid’s playplace while his kid was having a b-day party. And this woman I knew vaguely who was an recent immigrant from Pakistan saw him and went right up to him and was sorta bothering him and his family time. And I think she just didn’t understand you don’t approach celebrities like that. But he was the most gracious guy, he totally talked to her for like 15 minutes, then invited her daughter and my daughter(they were on a playdate) to his kids’ party. So I think he’s probably an ignorant idiot, but one on one he can be a nice person.

  58. jch says:

    As someone who grew up in Boston, not too far from where he did, he is the typical Dorchester douche bag. Not that all guys from Dorchester are like this, but there is a special flavor to them when they are. I have dealt with guys like him my whole life. Yuck…

  59. Asli says:

    @ mln96 – Laura WhatsHerName giggled and grinned throughout the entire thing while recounting to Wahlberg his multiple car thefts, stealing and robbing back in Boston. Even his local priest had an “aw shucks, he was such a little scamp” attitude while recounting how Wahlberg would smile and wave to him while driving by in stolen cars. The reporter also continued to giggle and batt her eyes as Wahlberg recounted how his buddies from “the dor” would visit him on the set of A Perfect Storm and would contemplate stealing the cameras and equipment after learning how much they were worth. Instead of admonishing them, Wahlberg stated he told them that the things would be hard to sell. “Ya can’t just go down to the corner store and sell Joe a $200,000 PaniVision camera” he said.. Cue another belly laugh.

    The guy is a total scum.

    Here’s the story.

    Wahlberg claims to have been in trouble 20-25 times with the Boston Police Department as a youth. By the age of 13, Wahlberg had developed an addiction to cocaine and other substances. At 15, he harassed a group of African American school children on a field trip by throwing rocks (causing injuries) and shouting racial epithets. When he was 16, after robbing a pharmacy under the influence of PCP, Wahlberg knocked a middle-aged Vietnamese man unconscious, left another Vietnamese man permanently blind in one eye, and attacked a security guard (again using racist language). For these crimes, Wahlberg was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to assault, and was sentenced to two years in jail at Boston’s Deer Island House of Correction, of which he served 45 days (6.16%). In another incident, the 21-year-old Wahlberg fractured the jaw of a neighbor in an unprovoked attack. Commenting in 2006 on his past crimes, Wahlberg has stated : “I did a lot of things that I regretted and I have certainly paid for my mistakes.” He said the right thing to do would be to try to find the blinded man and make amends, and admitted he hasn’t done so, but added that he was no longer burdened by guilt : “You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn’t until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don’t have a problem going to sleep at night. I feel good when I wake up in the morning.”

    I’m sorry, are we supposed to feel sorry for him or excuse him now? I think that little line he uses is what’s given him a pass in Hollywood. “Oh look, he was just a troubled kid. He apologized, it’s okay.”

    I’m sure the blind/half blind man who lost his eye for a 6 pack considers his mea culpa appropriate. I mean, it’s only his eyesight, right?

    Meanwhile, Wahlberg lives in Beverly Hills with his little offspring and his model-wife mate and speaks to reporters like he’s a grand master of the Hollywood game. Total. Scum.

    • KO says:


      Have people forgotten his history of assault and convictions? I can never grow to like him, it’s hard to look past his history, no matter how long ago it was.

      • mln76 says:

        YES unfortunately people have forgotten his history which hasn’t been mentioned in the mainstream press in a decade. He has a publicity machine behind him and for whatever reasons none of his victims ever came forward to ask for restitution or just tell their story.
        I didn’t even know about this until very recently and it’s shocking how glossed over the whole thing is.

    • e.non says:

      i think he’s referring to the catholic church when he speaks of ‘forgiveness’ … and once those priests give you that pass — all is forgiven. just ask newt gingrich.

    • D says:

      He gave another interview in which he talked about how he didn’t know if he could play a gay character because of morality issues – he said he’d really have to sit down & reflect with his priest about it.

      I wonder if he’s done half as much soul-searching about leaving a man disabled for the rest of his life. I somehow doubt it.

      • Embee says:

        F no. He said his requisite number of Hail Mary’s, made a significant contribution and wiped his conscience clean of the matter.

      • Jordan says:

        No, and I bet that if any of his victims tried to come forward and tell their story and focus on the not so ‘aw, shucks, he was just a troubled kid’ aspect, Marky Mark would have his thug friends pay them a visit.

    • Faye says:

      Thank you for posting this, Asli. I was never a fan, but wasn’t fully aware of what a disgusting, racist miscreant he was until recently. Although he tried to get his arrest records buried, someone got them on the smoking gun and sent me the link.

      As you said, he was 17 or 18 when he threw rocks at some 9- and 11-year-old African American children who were innocently riding their bikes through a park — shouting disgusting racial epithets at them all the while. As a 20-year-old, he used a long, sharp pole to assault a Vietnamese man, permanently blinding him in the eye for life. At the police station, he said proudly, “Yeah, that’s the (insert Asian racial epithet here) I shanked.”

      He barely spent a few months in prison for this and was released early because his brother helped him plan a new career, as a rapper, which was supposed to be rehabilitate him. And then some bright Hollywood producer got the idea to make him a star, and here he is.

      Ever since I read those arrest records, I want to throw up when I see his face. And he cried when he saw “The Help?” Yes, I’m sure this bigoted thug really cried at seeing that one.

  60. Boo says:

    I didn’t hate him before. I kind of really do now.

  61. Ruffian9 says:

    Fuck you Fuck you and Fuck you “Marky” Mark.

    People DIED being braver than you will ever have cause to be.

    In case I haven’t made myself clear, fuck you.

  62. Jayna says:

    Well, he was humbled and really issued a sincere apology I think. Really, all actors/singers are narcissistic. Here’s an example with that quote.

    I live a good Catholic pure life. LOL He had like three children with her before he married her.

  63. Rook says:

    He didn’t say anything wrong. Who hasn’t thought that or said it? It’s not a reflection on the passengers. It’s a reflection on how we would give up that psychological and physical confinement that we all surrender(ed) to when we get on a plane. Before 9/11, we’d all sit around and do whatever we were told. No questioning. We weren’t on the lookout for sketchy people. We filed in, stowed our bags and did whatever the flight attendants said. They didn’t fight back because every other hijacking ended in ransom demands. No one expected to die in a fireball. So, don’t fight. “Someone will save us.” And, it was a reasonable thought. Only after the people on 93 found out what happened in NYC and DC did people fight.

    Now people are tying up other passengers with seat belts and punching guys who are trying to light shoe bombs and shit. We stopped waiting for someone else to save us. I think he just forgot what it was like pre-9/11 and just applied his feelings and thoughts now to a situation and context that were different. He was like the people on 93. He would’ve fought back knowing what we know now.

    It’s really not that bad of a comment. It’s weird people are so upset about it.

    And, for the record, I’m not a fan. I hate Entourage. Hate it. I really couldn’t care less about this guy. I just don’t think the comment is that bad.

  64. Bookworm says:

    I think the interviewer is the D-Bag to ask. who knows what anyone would’ve done? And I’m sure that day runs through his head a lot considering he should’ve been on one of those flights.

  65. jes_sayin says:

    umm, Kaiser, did you really just use the word “pussies”… as an insult? Because our female anatomy is inherently weak, inferior..and degrading?

    Really?? Come on.

    • whatevs says:

      maybe that word refers to pussies=cats? as in cats=cowardly? maybe i’m grasping at straws here… lol

  66. pap says:

    Yeah please! Kill the Rockefellers and avoid the New World Order. False Flag attacks or countries attacking themselves to make others seem responsible without the media reporting anything is as American as baseball. The World Elite wants us to fight amongst ourselves, we muslims, christians, jews, erc. are brothers and should treat each other as such!

  67. Pose83 says:

    I don’t agree. Sorry. I think the key phrase here is ‘with my kids.’

    Who can really say for sure how they would react in this situation. Hopefully we’ll never need to know. In reality even if he had been on the plane, there probably would have been the same horrific outcome.

    I think his comments are more about him protecting his family and illustrate a fair amount of anger towards the perpetrators. I don’t think he was being intentionally disrespectful.

  68. William says:

    Perhaps we are cutting America’s Defense Budget because of our new “Superhero” Mark Wahlberg…our new weapon against terrorism. I’ve seen Mr. Wahlberg in person, at[benefit of doubt 5'6" or 5'7"] he’s hardly an imposing “action figure”!

  69. Bro says:

    what a great guy. he doesn’t jerk off. he would be even purer if he stops hitting people in the face and blinding them.