Mark Wahlberg is trending on social media today and it has absolutely nothing to do with his acting career or films.
The 49-year-old highest paid actor in Hollywood has an unsavory past that includes hate crimes against black people.
Mark’s post about George Floyd’s murder at the hands of law enforcement was the key that unlocked Pandora’s Box.
In case you didn’t know, Marky Mark’s past includes racial attacks on black children and Vietnamese men.
Read the Wikipedia excerpt below:
In June 1986, Wahlberg and three friends chased after three black children while yelling “Kill the n***er, kill the n***er” and throwing rocks at them. The next day, Wahlberg and others followed a group of schoolchildren taking a field trip on a beach, yelled racial epithets at them, threw rocks at them, and “summoned other white males who joined” in the harassment.
In August 1986, civil action was filed against Wahlberg for violating the civil rights of his victims, and the case was settled the next month. In April 1988, Wahlberg assaulted a middle-aged Vietnamese man on the street, calling him a “Vietnam f**king sh*t” and knocking him unconscious with a large wooden stick. Wahlberg attacked a second Vietnamese man later the same day, punching him in the eye. When Wahlberg was arrested and returned to the scene of the first assault, he told police officers: “I’ll tell you now that’s the mother-f**ker whose head I split open.”
Investigators also noted that Wahlberg “made numerous unsolicited racial statements about ‘g**ks‘ and ‘slant-eyed g**ks'”. Wahlberg was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to felony assault, and was sentenced to two years in jail, but served only 45 days of his sentence. Wahlberg believed he had left the second victim (named Johnny Trinh) permanently blind in one eye, though Trinh stated that he had lost his eye years prior in the Vietnam War.
Mark is now trending on Twitter as they discuss his egregious past transgressions:
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What are your thoughts on this?
Is Mark Wahlberg officially canceled? Do you believe he’s learned from his past mistakes and is now a better man?