Hate crime perpetrating underwear model turned actor Mark Wahlberg is in the press today. It appears as though he “lost his shit” during a live Q&A when the moderator indirectly referenced a comment made by Tom Cruise, about how his job is, in some ways, like “fighting in Afghanistan.” Wahlberg, who portrays a Navy SEAL in his new film, Lone Survivor, took exception with the comment, which he found to be offensive. “You don’t do what these guys did,” Wahlberg yelled. “For somebody to sit there and say my job was as difficult as somebody in the military’s. How fucking dare you. While you sit in a makeup chair for two hours… You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order fucking chicken. Or your steak. Whatever the fuck it is.”
Hurray for Marky Mark, right?
Of course, it’s not mentioned in any of the press that I’ve seen thus far that Wahlberg told a reporter a few years ago that, had he been on one of the airplanes hijacked on 9/11, things would have gone differently. “If I was on that plane with my kids,” said Wahlberg, “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’.”
Loath as I am to defend Cruise, whom I dislike almost as much as I dislike Wahlberg, I couldn’t help but point out the hypocrisy, and make a little image for Tom to share by way of social media, should he choose to respond publicly.