The “Hate Crimes” Section Of Mark Wahlberg’s Wikipedia Page Mysteriously Changed After He Got Dragged For A Black Lives Matter Post
In case you were wondering, Mark Whalberg is just as committed to solving racial injustice as many of your favorite corporations are. We know this because he’s spent his entire career proving it time and time again by being in Three Kings with Ice Cube that one time. And also because he tweeted a picture of George Floyd last week and said he was gonna pray on it or some shit. Somehow, people were unmoved by his brave declaration that “we must all work together to fix this problem. God Bless,” and instead of working together to figure out what Mark meant by “this problem,” have instead tried to divide us further by reminding him of his checkered past. And by “checkered past” I mean his well-documented history of throwing rocks and the N-word at Black children, and his 1988 racially motivated felony assault conviction, which until last week, you could read all about on his Wikipedia page under the heading “hate crimes.” But now that section just reads “racial incidents,” the “checkered past” for nominally committed allies!
According to The Blast, Mahky Mahk’s decision to use up a portion of his precious “cryo chamber recovery time” to add his voice to the Black Lives Matter movement, didn’t go over very well, and a lot of people took the opportunity to bring up “some serious skeletons in his closet concerning racism in America.” Some have also accused him or his team of rushing to edit his Wikipedia page to make it read less, I don’t know, Klanish?
It has been well reported that Wahlberg engaged in racially motivated attacks on minorities while growing up in South Boston, and although he has apologized for his wayward actions, many people are making sure he’s not let off the hook over disgusting incidents that took place over 30 years ago.
As a troubled teen in South Boston, Mark Wahlberg is documented as having engaged in multiple racially motivated attacks on other people around the neighborhood. He and other white children were accused of once throwing rocks at black children in the fourth-grade while hurling the “N-word,” and he served 45 days in jail for assaulting a Vietnamese man.
Here’s Mark’s one and only BLM tweet with attendant commentary. What a missed opportunity to demonstrate real growth, understanding and #goodvibrations.
Literally your Wiki pic.twitter.com/HEs8sMWoqU
— BitterTwittter (@twittter_bitter) June 5, 2020
We have heard Mark publicly repent for being in Boogie Nights, arguably his only admirable contribution to society, yet we have barely heard a peep out of him regarding his past acts of overt racism outside of his 2014 attempt to get a pardon for his 1988 felony assault conviction.
Wahlberg has since apologized for his actions as a youth and said he is “deeply sorry.” A few years back he filed requesting a pardon with the Massachusetts Parole Board, but after a huge outrage from the public over Wahlberg seemingly using his fame to rewrite his criminal history, the actor decided to drop the request.
Mark did eventually say he wished he hadn’t petitioned for the pardon saying he was “kind of pushed into doing it” and that he “spent 28 years righting the wrong” and “certainly didn’t need to or want to relive that stuff over again.” Which might explain some of the new edits to his Wikipedia page.
It didn’t take long for the resurfaced revelation to go viral, and edits began happening to Wahlberg’s Wikipedia entry that people believed were from his team:
The section does now read “Controversy” when describing the incidents of Wahlberg’s youth, but it’s unclear if his team is responsible for the edits.
As of this writing, the section about Mark’s hate crimes reads “racial incidents” and is accompanied by a message from Wikipedia that says the heading is currently under review. But the content remains the same. It’s understandable why people are giving Mark the side-eye now for doing the absolute minimum. I mean, even fellow Southie Ben Affleck‘s sad binder paper sign is a more powerful condemnation of racism than anything Marky Mark’s ever done or said. Yes, including Entourage!