Most Americans will agree with former rapper turned box-office superstar Mark Wahlberg how Hollywood actors live in a bubble and don’t understand the real world like we do.
It is funny how they think their fame gives them credibility on every issue. Leonardo DiCaprio for instance, is big on Global Warming so he flies around the world on private jets to talk about it.
This election showed American Citizens could care less how celebrities feel about politics. Those that shot off their mouths about leaving are all still here. All show, no go. Good advice from Wahlberg. They need to listen to him.
From Tax and Purpose:
Mark Wahlberg has been a rapper. He appeared shirtless and grinning on a 40-foot billboard in Times Square. He launched his own burger chain. And he starred in some of the greatest movies ever made, including “Boogie Nights,” “Three Kings,” “The Departed,” and “Lone Survivor.”
Just do not expect him to opine on politics.
“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t,” he told Task & Purpose last week, at a swanky luncheon in New York, held on behalf of his upcoming film “Patriots Day.” We were talking about the parade of actors and musicians who lined up to denounce Donald Trump in the months and weeks leading up to Election Day.
“You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway,” he continued. “They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family. Me, I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world and I exist in the real world. And although I can navigate Hollywood and I love the business and the opportunities it’s afforded me, I also understand what it’s like not to have all that.”
I’m glad he said this. I mean I wouldn’t be really surprised if he was a Democrat or endorsed them privately but if he does, it seems like he would keep to himself which is what Hollywood should do.
Unlike most actors, every time Mark says something I like and respect him more. Now this is a celebrity I would like my kids to see as a role model.
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