Mark Wahlberg talks 9/11, makes regrettable comments about stopping terrorists
Mark Wahlberg has learned the hard way: Just leave 9/11 out of it.
The star of “Contraband” found himself in the middle of controversy this week when he revealed that he had been scheduled to fly on one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center AND suggested that he could have single-handedly prevented the tragedy.
“If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. 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.’”
Talking to Men’s Journal the remarks were met with criticism, especially since passengers on United Flight 93 did rise up against the terrorist, sacrificing their own lives and crash-landing near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Now, Wahlberg is backpeddling to the PR pressure telling TMZ, “I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive, it was certainly not my intention.”
He added: “To suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible.”