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Mark Wahlberg: “Hollywood is Living in a Bubble”

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If you can’t remember whether Mark Wahlberg is a Republican or a Democrat, there might be a reason for that. In an interview with Task & Purpose magazine, Wahlberg said he was reluctant to talk about politics in a public way.

“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t,” Wahlberg said.

He pointed out the recent election results, which didn’t seem reflective of the Hollywood view.

“You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway,” he said. “They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family. Me, I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world and I exist in the real world. And although I can navigate Hollywood and I love the business and the opportunities it’s afforded me, I also understand what it’s like not to have all that.”

Why don’t more celebrities get this? What’s so difficult to grasp?

The problem isn’t that most celebrities are liberal. And the problem isn’t that they’re celebrities. No one’s suggesting that the star of an HBO show has less right to her opinion than anyone else. No one’s saying that being an actor is synonymous with being stupid. One of our greatest presidents came out of Hollywood, after all. And our next one has been a celebrity for decades. It’s fine.

The problem is that when these actors start spouting off about politics, they have a soapbox that isn’t justified by their expertise. When they say something, millions of people hear it. They hear it because the person saying it is famous. Except, Alec Baldwin is famous because he’s a movie star – not because he’s a world-renowned political expert. Why should his opinion be given so much more attention and weight than anyone else’s? If he was talking about acting, great! That’s why he’s famous. But who needs to hear his opinion on climate change?

Maybe Mark Wahlberg has a couple of MAGA hats in his closet; maybe he cried himself to sleep on election night. The point is, we don’t need to know. Why turn off half the moviegoing public with unnecessary moralizing?

 

 


  • Louise Marrama

    Walhburg, you have gained my respect back……..maybe you can convince some of the Hollywood crew……..and you are correct……….any of those you have been vocal and voiced their opinion to trash Trump…….remember we are the ones who,buy your music, movies and attend the concerts, theater……..for myself I have stopped!
    Stick to your craft and stay out of politics and actually I haven’t seen anyone who threaten to leave the USA do so………get the hell out and don’t let the door hit you

  • Victoria Barrett

    He is so right. Once a member of the entertainment industry tells me of their political leanings I no longer identify that person as an entertainer but by their politics, favorable or otherwise. It can affect some of the rolls they play. If I were to see a movie star who was a devout catholic portraying the life Castro in a good light I just might assume they were a hypocrite.

  • Murph

    Washington DC is in a bubble. New Yorkers are in a bubble. ALL “news” media is in a bubble. No wonder Americans are having such a rough time!

  • Mary

    Yup, this guy is smart! Keep your politics to yourself if you’re not in the business. All the famous in Hollywood seem to think they’re experts on everything. Most don’t even have a HS diploma never mind knowledge in specific fields. They may be good actors but they should leave it at that!

  • That’s pretty much what “we” have been thinking! Madonna, however, is using politics to further her dead “career.” Ugh!

  • Samuel Hay

    Mark you are a light in the darkness. I never heard the ‘Hollywood type’ described more eloquently! Hang in there bud.

    • Freda

      Liked what you had to say. Best of luck to u and yours. 🇺🇸

    • Arietta Geisenheimer

      Yes, that was like a breath of fresh air. Thank you, Mark Walberg, a person who remembers the struggle.

    • Mathew Molk

      Mark, Don’t really know who you are,,,or do I ???? You sound like the guys i see every day.

      I’m going to find out what you performed in and make it a point to purchase a copy of everything you you ever did, and just for the record. I havenever purchased ANYTHING from Hollywood. Loyal American patriots have to stick together, you know.

      You are a good man and i would be proud to call you friend.

  • Joseph C. Moore, USN Ret.

    Thank you Mark Walberg for an intelligent comment, something that seems to be sorely lacking in most “celebrities”.

    • Yvonne Fileccia

      AMEN………I 2ND THAT………

  • Some Hellywooders are way too confident. They think of themselves as gods. Many of us do not at all have ideas that their money makes their opinion respectful. Their actions have turned many away from them, regarding them as low life. Those who stuck their necks out saying they would leave the country were those who thought everyone else had respect for their opinion. Quite the opposite

    • Yvonne Fileccia

      REALLY SURPRISED AT MATT DAMON………ALWAYS LIKED HIS MOVIES……HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ONE OF THE SMART ONES………WITH ALL THE BANG BANG MOVIES HE HAS MADE, HE IS OPPOSED TO GUNS……..FUNNY HE NEVER TURNS DOWN A ROLE WHERE HE EITHER HAS A GUN OR A KNIFE………..

      THAT IS WHY HE WAS ON THE HC BAND WAGON……..HE SEEMS TO BEING BLANK ABOUT HER KILLING, HER BELONGING TO THE SISTERHOOD OF MOOSLUMS, AND HER SHIPMENTS OF ARMS & AMMO TO IRANIAN MOOSLUMS TO FIGHT OUR MILITARY…….SECRETS TO OUR ENEMIES AND SELLING 20% OF OUR URANIUM TO THE RUSSIANS TO BUILD BOMBS WITH…….SHE RECEIVED A SIZEABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE CLINTON FOUNDATION FOR THAT SALE……..

  • Oly

    Right on Mark you just won my respect. Most celebrities are all mouth and no action. They talk about that if a certain candidate wins they will leave the country, I don’t know of anyone leaving, Ale, Barbara, and the list goes on. Thank you

  • Theda J Gallegos

    I think we the people have a tendency to forget that these stars are actors and that is exactly what they are doing, is acting! We don’t know the real them except maybe for a very few as we see by their heart and deeds! We are the ones that put them up on pedestals without the real connection of behind the scene! I really admire ones that are not afraid to show their real life selves during their careers! A good heart shines in public and we need to watch for those shines 🙂

  • Yaja

    Good guy tell um. They are fluff and they are an unnecessary evil.

  • Cindy

    AMEN, Mark Wahlberg. You hit the nail on the head. Just because celebrities may be well known, or respected as entertainers, it in no way makes them experts on the realities of life for the vast majority of the population, or sensitive to the impact their brand of politics may have on the everyday citizen. They do seem to live in a surreal, arrogant, self-centered, self-righteous, ego-inflated, artificial dream world, completely detached from reality. They seem to think we’re ignorant puppets, who blindly swallow our opinions and politics like pablum, hand-fed to us by them. WRONG. Surprisingly, we are also independent-thinking, intelligent beings, with opinions of our very own. Who knew, right?!

  • I agree with All the Comments above!! Well said Mark!

  • V’s Opinion

    That was well said, Mark! Celebrities, many of them, abuse their position to voice out garbage. Yes, everyone has a right to voice their opinion, but celebrities are in the spot light with so many young vulnerable minds listening and mimicking them. Celebrities should look into her own life. ‘May he/she who has not sinned cast the first stone”. I’m so sick and tired of hearing the whining bc the election didn’t go their way, well what about us 8 and 4 years ago? Or when playboy Bill was elected and “ran”this country with his pants down while hillary was making dirty/ greedy dangerous decisions. Awful. America needs prayers and needs God back into the system!

  • Hambone

    Agreed!

  • Dot

    I Bitcott all the loudmouth liberals
    out of Hollywood . If they make a movie I simply don’t watch it . Why put more money in these airheads pocket . Boycotts are Very effective . We should all also boycott the main stream media , and companies like Target , Pepsi , Kellogg . If we join together in strong force we can make a change !!

    • Yvonne Fileccia

      NO PROBLEM THERE…………NEVER GO TO TARGET, NEVER DRINK PEPSI, AND NOW HAVE GONE TO POST CEREALS FOR MY MORNING TREAT…….HAVE ALSO DISCOVERED THAT THE MEDIA IS AS CORRUPT AS THE DEMS & THE GOP, AND THE REST OF THE GOVERNMENT…….

      THE SENATE, CONGRESS, ETC………ALL HAVE THEIR HEADS UP THEIR RUMP AND AFRAID THEIR PLAYHOUSE IS GOING TO CRUMBLE AROUND THEM…… CAN’T WAIT FOR THAT DAY…….

      • Mathew Molk

        Never went to Target in the first place. I drink Budweiser (I know, not American parent Company, but it IS made here) but I do have a Kellogg/American air compressor, (No affiliation with the cornflakes company)

        And ‘That day” starts on 41 days and hours.

        DOWN WITH THE NANNY STATE. DRAIN THE SWAMP and God bless President Trump!

  • Yvonne Fileccia

    JUST PROVES THAT HOLLYWOOD HAS”ADD”………THEY HEAR LIES FROM THE DEMS AND COMPLETELY IGNORE THEM……..THEY DID NOT CARE THAT HC WAS THE INSTRUMENT THAT KILLED THE BOYS IN BENGHAZI…….THEY DID NOT CARE THAT SHE SENT SECRETS TO OUR ENEMIES AND SUPPLIED THEM WITH GUNS AND AMMO TO FIGHT OUR MILITARY………..THEY DO NOT CARE THAT SHE IS CORRUPT AND ACCEPTED FUNDS FROM THE IRANIAN MUSLIMS…………

    AM REALLY SURPRISED AT THE JEWISH ACTORS/ACTRESSES THAT SUPPORT HC, BEING THAT SHE BELONGS TO THE SISTERHOOD OF MUSLIMS……..AND ONLY EMPLOYS MUSLIMS ON HER STAFF…….KNOWING FULL WELL THAT THE MUSLIMS WANT TO KILL THE JEWISH PEOPLE………

    • Marilyn Scragg

      It just goes to show you how uninformed hollyweirdos are. If they had to work at real jobs most of them would be failures. For example Maddona, one of the biggest nitwits has no clue what Hillary has done and how corrupt she is but with all her stupidity gives her opinion. She should get another face lift that is what she is best at. Unfortunately, it still hasn’t made her beautiful but she still doesn’t get it!!!

    • Marilyn Scragg

      It has always surprised me living in Florida how many Jews voted for Obama and Hillary. Obama did not care about Israel but they still backed him twice.

    • Marilyn Scragg

      Always surprised me living in Florida that the Jews backed Obama twice even though he did not care about Israel.

  • William D Manners

    I kind of disagree with Mark Wahlberg. People want their opinions validated. So when someone they admire agrees with them they feel validated. But I can see his point, it’s just an opinion like anybody else’s. And like someone else said, we should boycott those whose opinion doesn’t agree with ours, which shows how opinions can work against us. Although it’s kind of funny that people don’t really value the opinions of their own family members that much. I guess that goes back to sibling rivalries.

  • Dennis

    What says that Mark is “moralizing”? He makes a very astute observation that has been irritating me for years. Hollywood (actors, actresses, directors, etc) have no more expertise in politics than any of the rest of us. I am sick of Hollywood lecturing me on what politics I should subscribe to or which charities I must support. I get that they can suppport their favorite charity or politician and they will but I cringe when they begin yelling at me on the tube or pushing THEIR agenda with carefully choreographed movies. I don’t need it. What I do need is the TRUTH! Nothing but the facts, maam, if you get my drift. I tire of the media’s thumb on the scales all the time and complaining that they need to “keep everyone honest”. I ask this simle question, “Who will keep the media “honest”?

    • Mathew Molk

      Dennis,,,,As far as none of us being astute in “politics” I thank god there is another guy that shares the same affliction…..and he is going to take the oath to be Prez in 41 days and hours.

      We don’t want or need any more ‘politicians” the time has come for strict term limits and,,,,,,

      DOWN WITH THE NANNY STATE. DRAIN THE SWAMP, and God bless President Trump.

  • bobrwag

    Thanks Mark

  • Dan

    If Mark lived in the real world he would not be anti second amendment. I think he is full of crap!

    • Mathew Molk

      Where is it written that he is anti gun? If it;s in the text above i sure missed it.

      The only thing I see him against is Hollywood big mouths that need to shut up.

  • Linda

    Good actor and a good guy..what a combo

  • Rob

    When Frank Sinatra had his man crush on JFK it created a cult following of actors drooling over democratic presidents!

  • Rob

    They live in a pretend world, and their egos are bigger than their brains! It’s fans fault they have such egos, but that’s where it ends, nobody listens them regarding politics!

  • Whenever I read of another of those “moviestars” ranting about the fact that “their liberal candidate” being the one that should win that election I merely place them on the list of movies I refuse to pay to see. And just because they can act or whatever does not make them any kind of “expert” on any thing else.

  • Amerigo M. Cimino

    Mark Wahlberg: “Hollywood is Living in a Bubble”
    What difference, at this time, does it make?
    Why is there so much attention given to people who make their living by acting to be someone else?
    The best get an Oscar, for their performance! (?????)
    Who is impressed?

  • Tom Brady

    Could have not said it better Mark….well done

  • Richardb

    Like we should care about what Mr No-Talent has to say?

  • Dr.Phil and Pam Cota

    Sorry, all of the above comments are misguided and ignorant. AS a SAG-AFTRA , AEA performer since 1966 and a Drama, Speech, English Teacher. We as actors are well educated. Many of us have doctoral degrees. The work to obtain significant fame is hard with long hours of work and dedication. Personally, I have been very objective in my politics. In my opinion after many years of observation and being aware of all the pro’s and con’s I have chosen to be a DEMOCRAT. Particularly this year with TRUMP who is beyond evil, mean as a snake to most Americans and manipulative,and finally despicable. You really have to be “Deaf, Dumb, and Blind ” to vote for such an immoral person. Or is your head in the sand ? Next time do not EVER, EVER VOTE for such a DANGEROUS PERSON who will be the next DICTATOR and will try with all is might to eliminate your rights one by one. NO, there will be no DEMOCRACY as we know it today. (particularly under TRUMP ) God help us everyone ! Sincerely, Pam

  • Thank you,Mark. You are truly the exception to the rule!

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