Mark Wahlberg Latest Celeb To Have Foot-In-Mouth Moment (PHOTOS)
“If I was on that plane with my kids, 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.’”
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Following the backlash after this interview was published in Men’s February issue, Mark released a statement regarding the remarks that were deemed insensitive. He said in a statement:
“I would never disrespect the victims of 9/11 or their families. It was completely misunderstood. My only intention was to explain the fact that I would do anything to protect my family – I would put myself in harms way to protect my family or innocent people. That was it.”
Mark later clarified on Kidd Kraddick’s morning radio show (via ET Canada), when challenged about his comment by Kidd who asked, “But that does suggest that there were those on the plane that did not do that.”
Mark responded: “First and foremost, I am not an actor. I am a real guy from the streets and I’ve been in a lot of situations, so I was probably speaking out of line and I wasn’t thinking the real heroes and the guys, women, children, fathers, sons, daughters who were on those flights. … And all of a sudden this thing became this thing I didn’t know where it came from. I don’t go out doing publicity for movies or a magazine cover talking about what’s important to me. I want to promote the movie and whatever questions they want to ask me I am more than comfortable talking about. But it wasn’t a Q&A where it was the exact question and my exact response. It was somebody’s interpretation of it and you know… that’s not OK because I don’t want people to be offended. I would never do that.”
What do you think of Mark’s additional apology? Is all forgiven, or are you still not over it? Sound off in the comments!