Mark Wahlberg’s humble beginnings shined through in a recent interview in which he discussed politics.
The A-List actor commented on celebrities attempting to sway the way people vote, and it’s safe to say that like the rest of us, he thinks his colleagues in Hollywood need to shut their traps and let people decide for themselves who to vote for.
Wahlberg was promoting his new film, Patriot’s Day, when he pretty much told other celebrities to shut the hell up and come outside their bubble before trying to force their politics on others. Speaking to the veteran’s website Task and Purpose, Wahlberg explained that unlike other celebrities, he hasn’t forgotten where he came from, which allows him to relate to everyday people much better than his arrogant colleagues.
Here’s what he said:
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. 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.
Wow, how nice. A celebrity who’s humble and shows humility to the people who fork over good money to see his work.
It’s refreshing to see a star who doesn’t look down on the rest of America from their privileged bubble while lecturing us about political and social issues as if pretending to be someone else for a living makes them qualified.
The rest of Hollywood needs to take note…