After tweeting his solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, actor Mark Wahlberg has received serious backlash about his own sinister history with hate crime...
Mark Wahlberg is the latest celebrity to face the wrath of the internet.
via: GettyThe actor, who is known best for his roles in blockbusters such as Ted, Lone Survivor, and The Other Guys, has stirred up controversy this week after he weighed in on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Like many other celebrities, Wahlberg took to social media to post a tribute to George Floyd, who was killed at the hands of police officers 2 weeks ago.
The murder of George Floyd is heartbreaking. We must all work together to fix this problem. I'm praying for all of… https://t.co/pHnQiRkIyX— Mark Wahlberg (@Mark Wahlberg)1591244186.0
Nothing too outrageous, right?
via: GettyWell, his seemingly genuine message of solidarity has ruffled a few feathers, and it's all because of his own experiences with racism.
Now, some of you might be aware that Wahlberg has a rather controversial past.
By the age of thirteen, he was addicted to drugs.
via: GettyWahlberg got himself involved in drug dealing, stealing, and all-round violent behavior which would eventually lead to him serving time in prison at the age of sixteen.
But, amid the drugs and the violence...
via: GettyThere was an underlying tone of racism.
But, of course, no one talks about this.
via: GettyOver the years, the media has chosen to focus on how Wahlberg turned his life around with his music and acting career, rather than discuss his problematic past with racially-motivated attacks.
via: GettyI bet most of you aren't aware of the time he verbally and physically assaulted a group of black students in 1986?
Wahlberg had been among a group of white teenagers when he came across the students...
via: GettyAnd he had proceeded to throw rocks at the group while shouting "kill the n****s", according to reports. He was only issued a civil rights citation as a consequence of his actions.
And, 2 years later in 1988, he went on to unleash an unprovoked attack on two Vietnamese men.
via: GettyAccording to reports, when trying to steal beer, he had first hit a random and unsuspecting Vietnamese man in the head with a large stick, and then went on to punch Johnny Trinh in the eye, all while hurling racial slurs.
Wahlberg was sentenced to 2 years in jail for his savage attack...
via: GettyBut, of course, he only served forty-five-days behind bars before being released.
The actor has only briefly touched upon his crimes over the years...
via: GettySpeaking to Associated Press in 2014 of his actions, he said: "I have apologized, many times. The first opportunity I had to apologize was right there in court when all the dust had settled and I was getting shackled and taken away, and making sure I paid my debt to society and continue to try and do things that make up for the mistakes that I’ve made."
But the actor has never actually faced any consequences from his actions.
via: GettyHe has gone on to enjoy a tremendously successful career in the world of acting and, in typical Hollywood fashion, his history of hate crimes has been quietly swept under the rug.
But now, following from his Black Lives Matter post, people are starting to finally call the actor out...
Mark Wahlberg hurled rocks at black children while screaming "Kill the n*****s!" He beat a Vietnamese man unconscio… https://t.co/POTHOkcDHp— Adam ElIis (@Adam ElIis)1591558043.0
Could Mark Wahlberg be canceled?
just a reminder that mark wahlberg committed various LITERAL HATE CRIMES and only served 45 days in prison, so don’… https://t.co/H1cxUIEgZv— viv (fruit)🕷 (@viv (fruit)🕷)1591548298.0
I mean, this man has a whole section on Wiki dedicated to his hate crimes...
Mark wahlberg got a whole section on his wikipedia called "HATE CRIMES"— Trill Withers (@Trill Withers)1591542911.0
Mark, they've seen your Wiki page.Just open your purse.
And others are pointing out that this is the perfect example of white privilege.Most people weren't even aware that Wahlberg had such a shocking history with hate crimes... Would it be the same instance if he were black?
Like I said earlier, this is all very typical of Hollywood.
It really shows how fucked up Hollywood is that Mark Wahlberg got to have a great career after literal hate crimes,… https://t.co/LvxtNfEy6r— Alan Sarapa (@Alan Sarapa)1591552420.0
Wahlberg is yet to respond to the backlash...
via: GettyThough I wouldn't be surprised if he never does. For more on the issue of racism in Hollywood, keep scrolling to read what Meghan Markle had to say on her own experiences...