I like Mark Wahlberg

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Watched a few episodes of his reality TV show Wahlburgers (about his family opening a chain of hamburger stands) and he seems to be ethical. I am liking this post from Task and Purpose:

Mark Wahlberg Thinks Celebrities Need to Shut Up About Politics
The star of the new terrorism drama, “Patriots Day,” spoke to Task & Purpose about how out of touch Hollywood is with the average American.
Mark Wahlberg has been a rapper. He appeared shirtless and grinning on a 40-foot billboard in Times Square. He launched his own burger chain. And he starred in some of the greatest movies ever made, including “Boogie Nights,” “Three Kings,” “The Departed,” and “Lone Survivor.”

Just do not expect him to opine on politics.

“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t,” he told Task & Purpose last week, at a swanky luncheon in New York, held on behalf of his upcoming film “Patriots Day.” We were talking about the parade of actors and musicians who lined up to denounce Donald Trump in the months and weeks leading up to Election Day.

And this paragraph:

“You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway,” he continued. “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. 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.”

Hell yeah! Talk about speaking truth to power. He can navigate the Hollywood bubble but he does not live there. I love it!

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