Mark Wahlberg is one of the most respected people in Hollywood. He’s a talented actor and highly successful producer (he produces the award-winning HBO series Entourage). He’s definitely come a long way from being the bad boy that he was in the 90s.
Mark Wahlberg’s been known to spout out some very controversial statements all throughout his career and his recent comment that appeared in an interview he did with Men’s Journal is just the latest one. In that interview, Wahlberg speculated about how he would’ve acted had he been in one of the planes that were hijacked and crashed during 9/11.
“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 said.
His statement naturally drew the ire of many people, including the families of those who perished in those planes. Mark Wahlberg, in true “turned a new leaf” style, readily admitted his mistake and apologized deeply to the families of the victims. He admitted that he did cross the line and said his answer came off as insensitive even though “it was certainly not my intention.”