The world has been having all kinds of new announcements and revelations following the protests that occurred after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Now it seems one of those revelations happens to be the apparent hate crimes that actor Mark Wahlberg faced in his past. The revelation was made after Mark Wahlberg shared a tribute for Black Lives Matter on social media. Apparently his hate crimes had an entire section on Wikipedia.
The hate crimes that Mark Wahlberg was charged for occurred in the 1980’s – and many social media users have been throwing them back at him. As you can see in the below example:
— Mark Wahlberg (@markwahlberg) June 4, 2020
Wait a minute. John Boyega is worried he won’t work again because he was vocal at an anti-racism protest but Mark Wahlberg has a slew of hate crimes incidents on his Wikipedia page but he has jobs left and right. What the actual F pic.twitter.com/JjYQ7C5zFt
— Safari Mike (@JamboEveryone) June 7, 2020
just a reminder that mark wahlberg committed various LITERAL HATE CRIMES and only served 45 days in prison, so don’t be so quick to applaud him for tweeting blm 🙂 pic.twitter.com/J9ZQBDPmPv
— val | blm (@mitskiangst) June 7, 2020
So… Mark Wahlberg did terrible things in his past, changed for the better and is now being cancelled by Twitter.
Typical Sunday on this dumpster fire of a website pic.twitter.com/AgNUHsRhv6
— Matt Jarbo (@mjarbo) June 7, 2020
FINALLY MARK WAHLBERG IS GETTING CANCELLED I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET THIS TO HAPPEN FOR YEARS
— lil mama (@nickkburris) June 7, 2020
How the fuck is this man still allowed to have a career? If anyone deserves to be cancelled to the depths of hell its mark wahlberg for his plethora of well-documented, racist crimes https://t.co/xM3X2wjPQN
— BLM (@aquaslippers) June 7, 2020
why tf hasn’t mark wahlberg been fucking cancelled, and why do movie ppl still hire him???? https://t.co/s9N0o8h01P
— t i r e d (@oglild) June 8, 2020
Why does Mark Wahlberg have to be racist? He’s one of the GOAT actors and now he’s gonna be cancelled😤
— Riyad (@RiyadHaque) June 8, 2020
Leopards don’t change their spots. You think people actually stop being racist? They just learn to hide it better. I grew up with people like that and they all got away with it. They’re all pillars of the community now who claim they aren’t racist.
— Sam (@Tat2dtrle) June 8, 2020
Mark wahlberg supports BLM and gets cancelled for his past , george floyd gets hailed as a hero despite his criminal past , kinda racist don’t ya think ?
— Albara Qahtani (@AlbaraQahtani) June 8, 2020
So because someone committed a wrong in their teens, then decades later they should be “cancelled,” hated, and denied making a living? . . . Wonderful philosophy you got there.
— Andy Doerksen (@andy_doerksen) June 7, 2020
my favorite song is mark wahlberg getting fucking cancelled that is my shit turn it up literally fuck u @markwahlberg racist scum
— ACAB :^) (@gnuoyah) June 7, 2020
In 1986. You’re tryna cancel him for something from 34 years ago. He’s since made HUGE strides to try to right his wrongs. In 1991 he even made a song talking about racism (look up “Wildside” by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch). This is fucked up but people are allowed to grow
— #1 Kemba Walker Stan Account (@khanman96) June 7, 2020
Sooo, Mark Wahlberg is cancelled now? Just trying to keep up, so I don’t lose track of everybody I’m supposed to cancel.
— Hutch (@EricSHutchison) June 7, 2020
It’s a crime that he’s since attempted to get expunged from his record, something that some believe should remain. Others, however, tend to believe that Wahlberg should be forgiven considering his age and the setting in which it occurred – saying he was simply trying to follow the other kids.
Regardless, he was part of another hate crime two years later. At age 16, he apparently attacked two Vietnamese men when he was attempting to steal beer near his home in Dorchester. It occurred when a Vietnamese man named Thanh Lam was carrying two cases of beer out of his vehicle. Wahlberg then hit him over the head with a wooden board while calling him a “Vietnam f***ing s***.”
He apparently then used another Vietnamese man named Hoa Trinh for help to hide from a nearby police car, before punching him in the face and making comments about his “slant-eyed looks.”
At this point, Mark Wahlberg has been convicted of assault and battery, marijuana possession, and criminal contempt for violating his civil rights injunction. He soon went to prison and was eventually released after 45 days with a two-year sentence at the Deer Island House of Correction in Boston.
Again, some people tend to think he paid his price – including one of the men he assaulted, Hoa Trinh – who he was able to personally apologize to in recent years. Nevertheless, some find that it is something that needs to be looked at all these years later. And it seems there’s no better time than now following all of the protests.