Mark Wahlberg made the wise decision to apologize for the 9/11 comments he made on a previous interview for Men’s Journal. According to Reuters, the actor declared on Wednesday that saying that he would have safely landed the 9/11 planes if he had been on them was an inappropriate joke.
While he was releasing an interview for Men’s Journal, Wahlberg told reporters that he was originally scheduled to fly on one of the planes that were hijacked on 9/11, but he took a different flight a week earlier. Reporters further asked him what would have happened if he were on the plane. Wahlberg responded that he would have spilled a lot of blood and then he would have safely landed the plane.
The answer was immediately annulled by the actor who admitted that his words were irresponsible and insensitive. Wahlberg reassured everyone that he is aware that speculating about such a situation is ridiculous. It is a sacrilege, indeed… only Bruce Willis could have saved the day AND find time to wittily smile at the camera making our hearts grow fonder.
Wahlberg’s comment was immediately shared on various social networks and websites, so it was a good move to apologize for what he said. The press was interested to know whether his comment was indeed, perceived as offensive by the families of the victims or not. TMZ contacted Deena Burnett-Bailey, whose husband, Thomas Burnett, called her moments before the plane crashed into the tower. She told the media that Mark Wahlberg’s statement was offensive for the majority of the people who still suffer for the loss of their dear ones.
The fact that Wahlberg doesn’t own a pilot license is another reason why the actor should refrain from making such declarations in the public. Deena further stated that the victims of 9/11 were all heroes, so there was no point for Mark to grandstand himself.
We know Mark Wahlberg made a terrible mistake saying that he could have avoided the World Trade Center attacks, but he is such a good actor that we forgive him. In fact, his recent action movie “Contraband” has already recorded $28 million during its opening weekend.