Mark Wahlberg is getting some unwanted attention during the Black Lives Matter movement as many people are suddenly remembering the movie star has some serious skeletons in his closet concerning racism in America. It has been well reported that Wahlberg engaged in racially motivated attacks on minorities while growing up in South Boston, and although he has apologized for his wayward actions, many people are making sure he’s not let off the hook over disgusting incidents that took place over 30 years ago.
The drama for the “Spenser Confidential” star began earlier in the week after he posted a tribute to the late George Floyd during the passionate protests around the country.
“The murder of George Floyd is heartbreaking. We must all work together to fix this problem. I’m praying for all of us. God bless,” Wahlberg wrote on IG along with a photo of Floyd.
It wasn’t long before some people made the connection with Wahlberg and publicly called him out as a “hypocrite” for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
“If you still don’t know what white privilege is, Mark Wahlberg committed hate crimes, has a Wikipedia section dedicated to it, and we never ever talk about it,” one fan wrote alongside a photo of Wahlberg’s Wikipedia entry.
It didn’t take long for the resurfaced revelation to go viral, and edits began happening to Wahlberg’s Wikipedia entry that people believed were from his team:
“I was today years old when I found out Mark Wahlberg has an ENTIRE hate crimes section on his Wikipedia page. Someone (likely on his team) has also changed the header because it now reads ‘controversy.'”
The section does now read “Controversy” when describing the incidents of Wahlberg’s youth, but it’s unclear if his team is responsible for the edits.
As a troubled teen in South Boston, Mark Wahlberg is documented as having engaged in multiple racially motivated attacks on other people around the neighborhood. He and other white children were accused of once throwing rocks at black children in the fourth-grade while hurling the “N-word,” and he served 45 days in jail for assaulting a Vietnamese man.
Wahlberg has since apologized for his actions as a youth and said he is “deeply sorry.” A few years back he filed requesting a pardon with the Massachusetts Parole Board, but after a huge outrage from the public over Wahlberg seemingly using his fame to rewrite his criminal history, the actor decided to drop the request.
The “Ted” star also says he has been able to apologize to some of his victims over the years.
Just learned about Mark Wahlberg.
Suddenly viewing Marky-Mark and the Funky Bunch in a much different light… pic.twitter.com/wdMsbVBwkA
— Garrett D. Bogle (@DunkleGrande) June 7, 2020