Mark Wahlberg “Deeply Apologizes” For 9/11 Remarks
From racist teen to chart-friendly rapper to Hollywood bigwig, Mark Wahlberg has come a long way. His power status hasn’t affected his straight shooter persona, however, and a recent interview has him under fire once again.
The man behind Entourage and How To Make It In America was scheduled to be on the American Airlines flight from Boston to Los Angeles that crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11, and when asked by Men’s Journal about the attacks his answer was taken as quite controversial. “If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. 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.’”
Wahlberg has now apologized for his comments, releasing a statement yesterday. “To speculate about such a situation is ridiculous to begin with, and to suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible. I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive; it was certainly not my intention.”
During the same interview he also revealed he doesn’t believe in masturbation, but that’s a whole ‘nother story.