Mark Wahlberg Says Celebrities Shouldn’t Talk About Politics
Don’t expect to see Mark Wahlberg join the growing list of celebrities who’ve gotten political thanks to this year’s contentious presidential campaign.
During a recent interview with Task & Purpose, the actor commented on how popular artists and stars came out to denounce Donald Trump prior to the election. Wahlberg told the website that celebrities “shouldn’t” really talk about politics, as he believes most of Hollywood is “out of touch” with everyday Americans.
“A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble,” Wahlberg said. “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.”
The Patriots Day star went on to talk about his role in the upcoming Boston Marathon bombing movie. Wahlberg said that he hopes the film will “bring people together,” as well as honor those who serve their country and communities.
“People really dedicated their lives to serving our country and our communities, and we need to honor that,” Wahlberg said. “The overall purpose of police and military is protect us. It’s an amazing thing, and every chance I get I want to thank them for their service.”