Plenty of celebrities set their day jobs aside during the 2016 presidential election to act as political persuaders, using their platforms as entertainers to try to convince the American public one way or the other. Mark Wahlberg has a simple message for these wannabe pundits: shut up!
In an interview with Task and Purpose, where he spoke about his upcoming terrorism drama “Patriots Day,” Wahlberg was asked about the slew of celebrities that publicly denounced President-elect Donald Trump as unfit for the office.
“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,” Wahlberg said. “Me, I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world and I exist in the real world.”
As for whether celebrities should inject their voices into the political Arena, Wahlberg was unequivocal: “A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t.”
Wahlberg, who began his career as a rapper before moving into the film industry, did not publicly endorse either Trump or Hillary Clinton during the campaign season. His latest movie is a retelling of the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and is set to release in January 2017.
Watch the trailer for “Patriot’s Day” below: