Mark Wahlberg Thinks That Actors Should Shut Up About Politics

In this particular election cycle, celebrities were more politically outspoken than ever. Between Chrissy Teigen trolling Trump and Susan Sarandon going hard against Hillary Clinton, opinions were flying fast and furious for many celebs. However, Marky Mark himself thinks that actors and other Hollywood types should keep their opinions to themselves. In a recent interview with veteran oriented magazine Task and Purpose, Wahlberg was pretty harsh on outspoken celebrities.

“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t [talk about politics],” 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.”

However, Wahlberg went on to say that while he has found financial success lately, he at least is self-aware enough to recognize his privilege.

“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 whole thing is a little arrogant, but at least he didn’t claim that he could’ve stopped 9/11 this time. While the responses are sure to roll in, Westworld star Jeffrey Wright certainly took umbrage with Walhberg’s claims.

(Via The Huffington Post)