Men’s Journal Publishes Mark Wahlberg’s Outrageous 9/11 Claim

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Mark Wahlberg: 9/11 revisionist hero (Men's Health)

Mark “Say Hello to Your Mother for Me” Wahlberg might play a rogue vigilante in his new movie Contraband, but his recent boasts in Men’s Journal about how he would have handled the hijackers during September 11th is over the line, according to one widow of the attacks.

“If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did,” the actor and Entourage creator told journalist Erik Hedegaard in a profile for the February issue called Mark Wahlberg Handles His Business. “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.'”

Deena Burnett-Bailey, whose husband Thomas Burnett died after rushing the cockpit of Flight 93 after it was overtaken, isn’t so sure circumstances would have turned out any differently just because Marky Mark was there.

“Does Mark Wahlberg have a pilot’s license?” the widow asked TMZ. “Then I think hindsight is 20/20 and it’s insignificant to say what you would have done if you weren’t there. ”

“The plan for Flight 93 was foiled by heroes. For him to speculate that his presence on board could have stopped everything is silly and disrespectful. Sounds like someone is grandstanding.”

Either that, or he’s testing the waters for a controversial Con Air sequel that no one asked for.


  1. Joanne1234 says:

    Arrogance.  Does he BELIEVE he really IS those characters he plays? NO more Mark Whalberg for our family.

  2. Anonymous says:

    oh boo-hoo, everyone says the Bush did this ish, everyone says what they would have done, everyone says a lot of ish and y’all bash him for saying what the average person probably said a million times over? So it’s safe to speculate since he wasn’t on the plane… that if he was, we have no idea how it would turn out (just like if any one of us was on it). So we get mad at him for saying he would have handled things differently? Last time I checked, that was believing in your own ability (which people don’t do any more because they’re too scared to for some reason…hint hint), is that wrong nowadays? Granted if he’s just talking ish, then he’ll suffer from his own arrogance; If that’s what it is. If not, then I’m happy that someone would have done something instead of sit in the seat and enjoy the rest of the ride. Oh oh oh, we forget he said “on that plane WITH MY KIDS…” Every father/Mother I know has said something similar in a “if I…” conversation in regards to 9/11, if not; they probably aren’t raising their kids.

    ***Oh and the plan that was supposedly foiled definitely wasn’t foiled; they might have stopped a random plane, but the plan was fulfilled completely. ***

    Don’t get me wrong, I know people lost family, it was a horrible tragedy, blah blah. But people die every day from random acts of violence and there’s all kinds of shit said in reference to those random acts, there’s also stand-up comedy, movies, and cartoons/pictures of parodies of those tragedies. All he did was say he would have been brave (in summary) which to me, means he would have done what the so-called hero’s of flight whatever did, is that hard to believe? oh… it probably is to the person who doesn’t believe they *themselves* could have done anything to help. I’m sorry but there’s other stuff to worry about people. Oh and if this shit bothers you, let SOPA AND PIPA get initiated and you won’t have to worry about some random celebs twitter rants or facebook exploitation, you won’t hear/see ish from anyone except the government telling/showing you what they want you to hear/see. STOP BEING SO D**N SENSITIVE ABOUT ISH YOU HAVE NO CONTROL OVER, AND GET CONTROL OF WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE CONTROL OF…No further comments.

  3. Triarthrus says:

    Everyone has thought about  and talked with friends or co-workers what they would have done if they had been on that plane.  Big deal.  

  4. Marcccc says:

    What a legend!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Correction on Flight 93: According to government whistleblowers, Flight 93 was shot down by the Air Force to prevent it being used to crash into another building.