Mark Wahlberg: Celebrities Shouldn’t Talk About Politics So Much, ‘Pretty Out of Touch’

mark-wahlbergIn the final leg of the campaign, Hillary Clinton went all-out with the celebrity endorsements. Beyoncé, Jay Z, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Jon Bon Jovi, and a whole host of other celebrities publicly endorsed and campaigned for Clinton.

And she still lost.

This week Mark Wahlberg gave an interview to Task & Purpose this week in which he sounded off on the celebrities who talk so much about politics––and why they maybe shouldn’t.

In talking about all the celebrities who railed against Donald Trump during the election, Wahlberg said this:

“You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway. 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.”

Wahlberg himself was not very vocal about the election, save for some brief apolitical remarks about one time he met with Trump.

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