Mark Wahlberg has a message for celebrities who continue to talk about politics: stop it.
“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t,” the actor told Talk & Purpose when discussing the many celebrities who vehemently publically opposed then-Republican nominee Donald Trump. Wahlberg was at a luncheon promoting his new film “Patriots Day.”
“You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway,” Wahlberg went on to say. “They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills.”
Many celebrities not only publically expressed their support for Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton during the recent presidential election, but also went out of their way to campaign for her. When Clinton lost, there were some suggestions that the tidal wave of rich, seemingly out-of-touch celebrities may have even hurt Clinton.
Wahlberg would seem to agree with that assessment.
“A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble,” he stated. “They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family.”
Before anyone thinks that Wahlberg is just a conservative going after liberal celebrities, he isn’t. Wahlberg reportedly donated to Barack Obama’s campaigns both in 2008 and in 2012, and is registered as a Democrat.
He isn’t overtly liberal, however, and tries not to let the glamor of Hollywood get the better of him.
“I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world and I exist in the real world,” he said. “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.”
If only we could hear more of this from other celebrities.
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