Mark Wahlberg's sinister history with hate crime has left many on the internet feeling furious...
Mark Wahlberg is the latest celebrity to face the wrath of the internet.
The actor, who is known best for his roles in blockbusters such as Ted, Lone Survivor, and The Other Guys, stirred up controversy last year after he weighed in on the Black Lives Matter movement.
And now, he's angered people once again on Good Morning America.
Now, some of you might be aware that Wahlberg has a rather controversial past.
As a teenager, Wahlberg, who comes from a family of 9 siblings in Boston, Massachusetts, dropped out of high school and quickly became embroiled in a life of crime.
By the age of thirteen, he was addicted to drugs.
Wahlberg got himself involved in drug dealing, stealing, and all-around violent behavior which would eventually lead to him serving time in prison at the age of sixteen.
But, amid the drugs and the violence...
via: GettyThere was an underlying tone of racism.
But, of course, no one talks about this.
via: GettyOver the years, the media has chosen to focus on how Wahlberg turned his life around with his music and acting career, rather than discuss his problematic past with racially-motivated attacks.
I bet most of you aren't aware of the time he verbally and physically assaulted a group of Black students in 1986?
Wahlberg had been among a group of white teenagers when he came across the students...
And he had proceeded to throw rocks at the group while shouting "kill the n****s," according to reports.
He was only issued a civil rights citation as a consequence of his actions.
And, 2 years later in 1988, he went on to unleash an unprovoked attack on 2 Vietnamese men.
via: GettyAccording to reports, when trying to steal beer, he had first hit a random and unsuspecting Vietnamese man in the head with a large stick, and then went on to punch Johnny Trinh in the eye, all while hurling racial slurs.
Wahlberg was sentenced to 2 years in jail for his savage attack...
via: GettyBut, of course, he only served forty-five-days behind bars before being released.
The actor has only briefly touched upon his crimes over the years...
Speaking to Associated Press in 2014 of his actions, he said:
"I have apologized, many times. The first opportunity I had to apologize was right there in court when all the dust had settled and I was getting shackled and taken away, and making sure I paid my debt to society and continue to try and do things that make up for the mistakes that I've made."
But the actor has never actually faced any consequences for his actions.
via: GettyHe has gone on to enjoy a tremendously successful career in the world of acting and, in typical Hollywood fashion, his history of hate crimes has been quietly swept under the rug.
Following his Black Lives Matter post, people started to finally call the actor out...
Mark Wahlberg hurled rocks at black children while screaming "Kill the n*****s!" He beat a Vietnamese man unconscio… https://t.co/POTHOkcDHp— Adam ElIis (@Adam ElIis)1591558043.0
Could Mark Wahlberg be canceled?
just a reminder that mark wahlberg committed various LITERAL HATE CRIMES and only served 45 days in prison, so don’… https://t.co/H1cxUIEgZv— viv (fruit)🕷 (@viv (fruit)🕷)1591548298.0
I mean, this man has a whole section on Wiki dedicated to his hate crimes...
Mark wahlberg got a whole section on his wikipedia called "HATE CRIMES"— Trill Withers (@Trill Withers)1591542911.0
Mark, they've seen your Wiki page.
Just open your purse.
And others are pointing out that this is the perfect example of white privilege.
Most people weren't even aware that Wahlberg had such a shocking history with hate crimes... Would it be the same instance if he were Black?
Like I said earlier, this is all very typical of Hollywood.
It really shows how fucked up Hollywood is that Mark Wahlberg got to have a great career after literal hate crimes,… https://t.co/LvxtNfEy6r— Alan Sarapa (@Alan Sarapa)1591552420.0
Wahlberg is yet to respond to the backlash...
But in the recent wake of violence towards Asians, his appearance on Good Morning America has reignited the fire.
@markwahlberg Why does Mark Wahlberg get a pass for being a racist and having a history of it? Let’s not forget his Boston past...— King Phonz (@KingPhonzNYC) March 30, 2021
Not working out with a man that beat up black kids and called them nggers and then beat up a Vietnamese man and called him slurs too— Franklin Saint Burner Account ➐ (@MovingWorkSaint) March 30, 2021
@GMA Mark Wahlberg following a story about racism especially against Asians is not a good look— Melinda Trotti (@TrottiMelinda) March 30, 2021
So he blinded an Asian man.... and he's showing off his "workouts" after we're taking about a book being racially insensitive.. and then promoting a racist.. bad tastehttps://t.co/r7nPxtZhoN— Ronton (@angryronton) March 30, 2021
We haven’t forgotten about your hate crimes, @markwahlberg. It was in such poor taste to have him on the show given the current climate and what’s happening to Asian Americans. Shame on @GMA...so tone deaf.— EverCleverKids (@EverCleverKids1) March 30, 2021
Didn't he beat up an Asian guy in the 90s or something?— _ciprien45 (@Dave_Cipriano56) March 30, 2021
i’m so sick of seeing ppl on tiktok swooning over mark wahlberg as if he doesn’t have a literal section in his wikipedia page dedicated to hate crimes he’a commited— bianca (@diIfIovebot) March 30, 2021
The anger has been reignited after GMA decided to feature a workout with Mark Wahlberg...
The problem is, the clip aired right after a segment detailing #StopAsianHate.
With Wahlberg's ... ahem ... problematic past, this seems at best an odd choice.
What do you think of this?