Wahlberg to Hollywood: Give Up on Politics

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Breitbart News reports that Task & Purpose reports that Mark Wahlberg believes that celebrities should focus on entertaining, and leave politics to everyone else.

A consummate performer, Wahlberg is known for starring in films including The Departed with Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as The Perfect Storm and Three Kings with George Clooney.  His career has been on a twenty-year upward trajectory since his initial success as a hip hop singer, performing with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and their hit Good Vibrations, released in 1996.  He has been nominated for an Oscar, two Emmys, and seven Golden Globe awards.

While promoting his upcoming movie Patriots Day, which is about the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing that killed three people and wounded 260 others, Wahlberg sat down with Task & Purpose, a news site offering commentary on veterans and military affairs.

“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t [talk about politics]”, Wahlberg told the site. “It just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway,”

He continues, “A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble.  “They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family”

But Wahlberg says he is not living in a bubble.   “Me, I’m very aware of the real world,” he says.  “I come from the real world and I exist in the real world.”

Hollywood was reassured by Wahlberg being well-grounded in the real world.  But when asked how it felt about being lectured by Marky Mark, Hollywood had no response.


Patriots Day, directed by Peter Berg and starring Melissa Benoist, Mark Wahlberg, and Michelle Monaghan, opens in theaters on January 17.


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