There is so much happening around the world. From a deadly pandemic to protests, there is too much going on. For the past week, we have been seeing people supporting the protests including celebrities. Now, Mark Wahlberg is facing backlash after he tweeted about George Floyd. Below is Mark’s tweet.
— Mark Wahlberg (@markwahlberg) June 4, 2020
Why is Mark Wahlberg Facing Backlash?
After his tweet, many people were supportive. However, some brought up a section on Mark’s Wikipedia page. There is a whole section about his Hate Crimes from 3-4 decades ago. According to the section, in 1986, Mark and three of his friends chased three black children. Also, they were throwing rock at them and yelling the n-word to those children. Just a day after that, they harassed other children. See the Wikipedia entry here.
Now, people from Twitter are talking about his past. They are saying that Mark is being supportive, however, he has a past of hate crimes. People are very angry and are going against him on Twitter. Here is what some of people are saying.
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
Mark wahlberg literally has a ‘hate crimes’ section on his Wikipedia page and remains one of the highest paid actors in the world… do you see the problem pic.twitter.com/mOmMG4wmFG
— connor ♉️ (@taurusqueer_) June 7, 2020
I was today years old when I found out Mark Wahlberg has an ENTIRE hate crimes section on his wikipedia page. Someone (likely on his team) has also changed the header, because it now reads "controversy." pic.twitter.com/DDeRUJO0Yg
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) June 7, 2020
According to the above tweet, we can see that the section’s heading is “Controversy”. It has been changed again to “Racial Incidents”. However, it used to be “Hate Crimes”. However, Mark has not said anything about this situation as of now. On the other hand, Dwayne Johnson is being appreciated for his video.