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Actor Mark Wahlberg is receiving backlash for his tweet about George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives matter movement. Some are questioning his sincerity, pointing out that he has been accused of bigotry in the past.
Responses included screenshots of his Wikipedia page where there are details of his racial assaults, and comments on White privilege. While other responses supported Wahlberg.
Wahlberg is now being accused of attempting to change his Wikipedia page by removing a section titled “Hate Crimes.” Over the last week, Wikipedia users found that the section first changed to “Controversy” then to “Racial Incidents.” Today, it is titled “Legal Issues.”
In 1988, he was sentenced two years for attempted murder against the two Vietnamese men during which he used racial slurs . Wahlberg served 45 days in prison out of the two year sentence. Wahlberg’s hate crimes against Vietnamese and African American victims happened more than 30 years ago.
Some followers of Wahlberg’s Twitter account fired back.
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