Mark Wahlberg Would Have Stopped 9/11

I don’t normally veer into anything resembling celebrity gossip on the site here, but I couldn’t pass this up without comment. In a recent interview for  Men’s Journal, somehow the topic of 9/11 came up. Oh, this should be good.

“If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did,” he tells the magazine. “There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘OK, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.”

Yeah, because those passengers were just SUCH pussies to have allowed themselves to be crashed into buildings. Despite Wahlberg’s interpretation of the situation, we should remember that before 9/11, people weren’t hijacking planes and running them into things, rather they were usually landed with ransom demands, and that’s what the passengers onboard thought was happening. When the last flight, United 93, got word of the other plane’s fates, that’s when the passengers rebelled.

And does Mark Wahlberg really think he’s an action hero? It’s like the US government calling Kiefer Sutherland to help stop a launched nuke from Iran.

Wahlberg has since apologized, but remains a dumbass.

Similar Posts


  1. I think everyone is giving him too much shit. Was the remark insensitive? Sure. But it’s been 10 years. He didn’t intentionally try to hurt anyone with the comments either.

    He was supposed to be on the flight that day but he changed his plans last minute and didn’t take it. He obviously has stronger feelings about it than most would. He was supposed to have died that day. I’m sure that would make anyway say something stupid about it after the fact having been so close to death

  2. After he successfully lands the plane, helps a lady deliver (twins!), and punches Bin Laden in the balls from halfway across the world, he turns to the (non-existent) film camera and says:

    “Say hi to yo ‘mutha fuh me, awright?”

  3. Eh, this was blown way out of proportion. 50% of men with any sort of testosterone in their body have said similar things about the 9/11 plane hijackings over the years.

    Wahlberg is also a lot tougher and came from a rougher background than the majority of celebrities. People are acting like goof ball Tom Cruise said this.

    Are you going to post about Snookie not wearing make-up later today? 😉

  4. fuck yeah he could have, especially if he had the funky bunch with him

    In fact I can see a new movie about it just over the horizon…

    *The Terrorist thought they had it all planned it out, they detailed the whole mission, anticipated their enemies every move, but there was one thing they didn’t anticipate… Good Vibrations. This summer, watch as the most overrated actor in hollywood does battle with Al Qaeda, see his incredible range in acting, from confused… to slightly less confused, this is one thrill ride you won’t want to miss, c’mon everybody and feel the vibrations… from Marky Mark’s fist.*

  5. Agree with those who are saying this is blown out of proportion. Sure, it’s a bit of a foot-in-mouth quote, but I doubt that he meant to say “I would have stopped 9/11.” Just that he a) has strong feelings about the subject and b) feels he would have been protective.

    Wahlberg is cocky, but so far I haven’t seen too many instances of him being outright rude or hurtful. I’m inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt – especially given that I’ve had similar conversations, not about 9/11, but in the “what would you have done?” vein.

    If people aren’t allowed to be a little boneheaded from time to time, none of us is safe.

  6. This just sounds like something a drunk man would brag in private.

    The weird part is, he’s not drunk or in private.
    I don’t hate him but I do think he’s an idiot.

    If I was in that studio with my friends, the Happening wouldn’t have happened how it did.
    There would have been a lot of torn script all over the place and then me saying “OK, we’re going to do the Homer Simpson rewrite. Don’t worry.”

  7. You left out the funniest part, where he said he could have saved the day because he dreamed about it happening that way over 50 times. Never have the phrases “legend in his own mind” and “in your dreams” seemed more apt.

  8. @Diva D

    I agree with you, to some respect, but mostly as someone who didn’t know anyone that died on 9/11. He was just being a self-important, deluded jackass that thinks being an ‘actor’ (he gets quotes around that) means he’s something more than he is.

    However, had someone I loved actually died and some jackass, who has no business even saying something like that, made some comment about how he would’ve saved the day, I’d probably feel much more strongly about it.

    Its all subjective but I we can agree he’s an ass.

  9. He’s an actor, why do people listen to anything they say about politics, the environment, social issues, or security on airplanes? For the few actors that actually go out and raise money and do some good for others in need, that’s fine, but they should shut out about things that they know nothing about…

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.