Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg’s past comes back to haunt him as he faces backlash for supporting BLM movement
KATHMANDU: Netizens are slamming American actor Mark Wahlberg for his social media message supporting Black Lives Matters motion whereas stating his previous hate crimes.
Paying tribute to George Floyd, an African-American man who died in police custody, Wahlberg posted on his social media accounts: “The homicide of George Floyd is heartbreaking. We should all work collectively to repair this downside. I’m praying for all of us. God bless. #blacklivesmatter”. He additionally posted a photograph of Floyd.
But social media customers fast to level out the 49-year-old’s previous faults and slam him for his convictions for hate crimes in opposition to individuals of color.
According to PTI, Wahlberg served 45 days in jail in 1988 after attacking two Vietnamese males, whereas he was issued a civil rights quotation two years earlier when he was amongst a gaggle of white youngsters who hurled rocks and shouted kill the n****s’ at a gaggle of principally black college students.
“Only in America can a person commit a number of hate crimes, serve solely 45 days, after which go on to play an American “patriot” in varied movies,” a twitter consumer wrote.
“Mark Wahlberg hurled rocks at black kids whereas screaming Kill the n*****s! He beat a Vietnamese man unconscious and was charged for tried homicide. He’s dedicated no less than 5 hate crimes. He solely apologised whereas searching for a pardon 26 years later,” tweeted comedian ebook artiste Adam Ellis.
Another consumer tweeted that John Boyega is afraid he would possibly lose his profession as a result of he’s protesting in opposition to racism and police brutality, however Mark Wahlberg has a complete hate crimes part on his Wikipedia web page and is among the highest paid actors on this planet.”
But some followers of Wahlberg had been defending him, stating that he had modified through the years. “In 1986. You’re tryna cancel him for one thing from 34 years in the past. He’s since made HUGE strides to attempt to proper his wrongs. In 1991 he even made a music speaking about racism (lookup Wildside by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch). This is ***ked up however individuals are allowed to develop (sic), a tweet learn.
Wahlberg has not responded to the criticism. — HNS