Mark Wahlberg is taking lots of (well-deserved, TBH) warmth on-line proper now after a really awkward award second at Sunday night time’s SAG Awards.
Wahlberg was one among many presenters for the 2023 shindig, and he appeared a number of instances on digicam within the broadcast. Sadly, one among his on-air forays became a REALLY unsettling second on-line — because it reminded followers about his darkish previous.
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The second occurred when Wahlberg took to the stage late within the present to disclose the nominees and winner for Excellent Efficiency by a Forged in a Movement Image. This award was by no means in query — the beautiful and pioneering forged of Every part All over the place All At As soon as took house the glory. As they effectively ought to have!!
Ch-ch-check out Wahlberg’s announcement and the forged’s triumphant victory speech (under):
However… the forged is chock-full of super-talented Asian-American actors. And Wahlberg was convicted greater than three many years in the past of brutally assaulting two Asian-American males. So to see him hob-nob with these Asian artists in mild of his very, very unlucky and violent previous was not misplaced on hundreds of thousands of viewers.
As a lot of you might recall, again in 1988 — when Wahlberg was 16 years outdated — he attacked two Vietnamese-American males within the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The now-51-year-old actor, who was convicted of the assaults on the time, punched a person named Johnny Trinh, and knocked out a second man named Thanh Lam with a wood stick. Courtroom paperwork point out he additionally known as the lads by terrible slurs together with “g***s” and “slant-eyed g***s” whereas committing the vicious assault.
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The Father Stu actor has tried to get these incidents off his file up to now. Again in 2014, he petitioned for a pardon, however was denied. Nonetheless, followers have by no means forgotten. And so when Mark popped up on stage on Sunday, all these icky and terrible recollections got here flooding again. Particularly because the Every part All over the place All At As soon as forged consists of the likes of Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, Vietnamese actor Ke Huy Quan, and Chinese language actor James Hong — amongst many others. That was not misplaced on Twitter customers commenting all through Sunday night time.
Listed below are only a few of the MANY fan reactions to Mark’s terrible previous because it pertains to this very awkward award look:
“Why did y’all let [Wahlberg] current an award to a largely Asian forged after he hate crimed [sic] minorities…however ban will smith for somewhat slap’?”
“genuinely such an embarrassing factor for hollywood to do.”
“Good for Mark Wahlberg, standing on a stage with all these Asian individuals with out assaulting any of them”
“REALLY attention-grabbing that Will Smith wasn’t invited to current Greatest Actress whereas Mark Wahlberg is presenting the ensemble award to a movie with a predominantly Asian forged when he punched and practically blinded a Vietnamese man…”
“So, who’s the moron operating the SAG Awards that okay’d Mark Wahlberg presenting the forged of EEAAO contemplating the person assaulted two Vietnamese males. Simply saying, it’s in poor style.”
“I gotta say, having Mark Wahlberg, who actually went to jail as a teen for committing a hate crime towards a Vietnamese man, current an award to the forged of Every part All over the place All At As soon as was definitely a alternative”
“having mark wahlberg give the largest trophy of the night time to an asian majority forged… the SAG, the producers had been cooking lmao”
“How did nobody notice how problematic it’s for him to current an award to a historic asian led movie when he has been brazenly racist for years and even blinded an asian man throughout a vicious assault??”
And yet another for good measure:
It should have been fairly a shock for Mark Wahlberg to witness a gaggle of Asians beating white individuals #SAGAwards2023 pic.twitter.com/ZS5wW3cg5s
— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) February 27, 2023
That wasn’t the one f**k-up Mark suffered on Sunday night time, both. Whereas presenting one other award on the night, he referred to the movie Girls Speaking by the wrong identify Girls Are Speaking. Oops!! Can’t win ’em all, we suppose…
Nonetheless, this award presentation was undoubtedly a bit extra unlucky than innocently f**king up a movie title. Ya know??
What say U, Perezcious readers?!
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