Mark Wahlberg George Floyd tribute crimes

Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg’s attempts to pay tribute to George Floyd just blew up in his face when internet users dug up racially charged crimes in his past. 

Mark Wahlberg Pays Tribute To George Floyd

After Floyd tragically died while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota last month, Wahlberg took to Instagram to honor him by posting his photo.

“The murder of George Floyd is heartbreaking. We must all work together to fix this problem. I’m praying for all of us. God bless. #blacklivesmatter,” the Lone Survivor actor captioned the image.

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His George Floyd Tribute Backfires 

However, this backfired on Wahlberg immediately when social media users called him out for the racially-charged crimes that he is known to have committed in his youth.

“Remember when you threw rocks at little black girls lmao this isn’t genuine just delete it,” one social media user commented, with another adding, “haven’t you committed multiple hate crimes that you wanted to get pardoned for?”

“You should still be in jail. You should NOT be a celebrity. I can’t BELIEVE I watched and PAID for your work. Never never never again,” another user commented, with a fourth writing, “You have committed hate crimes Mark and have tried to have them expunged from your record. No one will ever forget.”

Mark Wahlberg’s Past Crimes

Fox News detailed the two crimes that these social media users appear to be referring to:

The comments referred to two incidents from the “Spenser Confidential” actor’s past. The first occurred in 1986 when he was 15. Court documents state that Wahlberg was among a group of white boys who harassed a group of black fourth-graders in Boston who were on a field trip to the beach by chasing them down the street, throwing rocks and shouting racial slurs. According to The Associated Press, Wahlberg was issued a civil rights injunction for the incident.

In 1988, a separate, more severe incident occurred in which he did time behind bars for beating a Vietnamese shopkeeper, rendering him unconscious, and shouting racial slurs at him over a case of beer. The actor served 45 days of a two-year sentence. He has since apologized publicly for the assault, but courted controversy in 2014 when he attempted to get a pardon for the incident.

Wahlberg was widely criticized when he sought a pardon, which he did not end up receiving.

“I don’t really care who he is. It doesn’t make him any exception. If you’re a racist, you’re always going to be a racist. And for him to want to erase it I just think it’s wrong,” Kristyn Atwood, one of the victims of his 1986 attack, said when he tried to get the pardon. 

Mark Wahlberg Regrets Seeking Pardon

Wahlberg later admitted that applying for this pardon was a mistake on his part. 

“It was one of those things where it was just kind of presented to me, and if I could’ve done it over again I would never have focused on that or applied,” Wahlberg said of the pardon application. ‘“I didn’t need that, I spent 28 years righting the wrong. I didn’t need a piece of paper to acknowledge it. I was kind of pushed into doing it, I certainly didn’t need to or want to relive that stuff over again.”

With the cancel culture mob coming for Wahlberg’s head this week, it remains to be seen whether or not his Hollywood career will be able to survive this backlash. 

Mark Wahlberg is extremely open about his past and lives his life now as a devout Catholic and family man. But I doubt that will be enough to satisfy a leftist mob.

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