Mark Wahlberg “Blackballed From Hollywood” For Saying Celebrities Shouldn’t Talk Politics?

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Mark Wahlberg Politics

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Has Mark Wahlberg really been “blackballed from Hollywood” for saying celebrities shouldn’t give their political opinions? That’s the case according to a site that frequently publishes fake news. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.

Shortly after Donald Trump won the presidential election in November 2016, the actor told the website Task & Purpose that he stays out of the political discussion, unlike many of his outspoken peers in show business. “A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t [talk politics],” he told the outlet. “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.”

Wahlberg continued, “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.”

The actor made these comments more than a year ago, but the unreliable blog World Today 365 just baselessly alleged that he’s been “blackballed from Hollywood” for criticizing entertainers who publicize their political opinions. This is provably untrue. Wahlberg, who has his own production company, has dozens of projects in various stages of development. The actor also starred in three films this year alone, Transformers: The Last Knight, Daddy’s Home 2 and the upcoming All the Money in the World.

Still, the disreputable outlet further asserts, “Wahlberg’s point is well taken. What makes Hollywood liberals qualified to speak on politics?” But the actor never singled out “liberals” in his statement. He simply said all celebrities should refrain from political discourse. Regardless, the blog’s assertion that the actor has been “blackballed” from the entertainment industry is totally bogus.

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