Actor Mark Wahlberg wants his 1988 conviction for an attack on a middle aged Vietnamese man wiped off his record, reports Boston Magazine.
The attack left the man blind in one eye, according to ABC. The then 16-year old used racial epithets during the attack. Wahlberg also used racist language against a group of African American school kids.
Wahlberg, now 43, made his pardon request to the Massachusetts Parole Board. He made no reference to the racial nature of his attack in his request.
“The more complex answer is that receiving a pardon would be a formal recognition that I am not the same person that I was on the night of April 8, 1988. It would be formal recognition that someone like me can receive official public redemption if he devotes himself to personal improvement and a life of good works,” Wahlberg wrote.
If the Parole Board backs Wahlberg’s request, the final decision will likely be in the hands of Governor-elect Charlie Baker.
You can read what Wahlberg hopes to do if he gets his pardon in Boston Magazine.
What do you think? Does Wahlberg deserve to have the attack wiped off his record?