Over the weekend, Seth McFarlane explained why Hollywood hates President-elect Donald J. Trump. He should have listened to the sage advice of Mark Wahlberg – stop talking about politics!
The actor gave an interview to Task & Purpose, a news and culture site geared toward the next great generation of American veterans.
When the topic of politics came up, Wahlberg took a much different stance than his fellow Hollywood colleagues.
“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t,” Wahlberg said.
The Patriots Day star hammered celebs who offer their political opinions when nobody asked them:
“You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway. They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family.”
Unlike many other celebrities, Wahlberg hasn’t forgotten where he came from.
“Me, I’m very aware of the real world,” he said. “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.”
Wahlberg grew up one of nine children in a working-class Irish Catholic family in the Boston district of Dorchester.