'Racist bigot': Mark Wahlberg's past 'HATE CRIMES' come to haunt him after he promotes prayer app

At the age of 17, the actor had attacked two Vietnamese men while under the influence of narcotics and had told them, 'Vietnam is f**king s**t'


                            'Racist bigot': Mark Wahlberg's past 'HATE CRIMES' come to haunt him after he promotes prayer app
An ad for the Hallow app features Mark Wahlberg using the app on his phone (L) and he also promoted the app through his movie 'Father Stu' (R) (Twitter/@HallowApp)
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A few social media commercials featuring Mark Wahlberg endorsing the Catholic app Hallow surfaced at the end of June. The advertisements which were sponsored by the Hallow app included a photo of Wahlberg holding his phone and using the app.

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According to Hallow's Instagram page, the advertisements featuring Wahlberg have been on social media since April. The app also teamed up with the actor's movie 'Father Stu' (2022) for promotion. But after the latest advertisement was released, several Twitter users pointed out the 'Transformers' actor's racist past. Many on social media voiced their shock at Wahlberg featuring in the advertisements for a religious application. A few also criticized Wahlberg for alleged racist acts in the past. The tweets drew attention to the numerous accusations of racial harassment against the actor when he was a teenager. The Independent claims that in 1986, when Wahlberg was 15 years old, he and three of his friends pursued three black youngsters. They allegedly shouted racist slurs and threw stones at them, according to the charges.

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Wahlberg received a civil rights injunction as a result of these assaults. However, according to reports, the accusations were resolved in a month. At the age of 17, the actor attacked two Vietnamese men under the influence of narcotics two years later. Wahlberg punched one of them in the eye and struck the other with a wooden stick. Additionally, the actor is charged with disparaging them racially. "Vietnam is f**king s**t," he reportedly told them.

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Wahlberg was charged with attempted murder and given a two-year jail term for the aforementioned acts in 1988. For his racially motivated act, he ultimately served only a 45-day sentence. Wahlberg later disclosed to The Guardian in 2020, “I took it upon myself to own up to my mistakes and go against the grain and not be a part of the gang anymore – to say that I was going to go and do my own thing. Which made it ten times more difficult to walk from my home to the train station, to go to school, to go to work.”

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A user wrote slamming Wahlberg wrote, "Boston racist as hell, y’all ain’t seen mark wahlberg?" "For the multiple acts of racist violence he committed in his life, Mark Wahlberg should be praying for forgiveness for the rest of his life," another one wrote. "Hopefully it can help you stop being a racist bigot," a user said.


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These incidents have mysteriously returned to the web as a result of Walhberg's recent association with Hallow. According to reports, Wahlberg advised the viewers of one of his video advertisements for the Hallow Catholic app to "stay prayed up." The actor reportedly said, “Let’s do the Rosary together and stay prayed up.”


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Wahlberg had three prayers accessible in the app, according to an Instagram post dated April 13. These included The Anima Christi, The Rosary, and The Holy Spirit Prayer. Additionally, they published unique prayers from 'Father Stu', the actor's 2022 film. The 51-year-old Boston native also liked several posts that included his account on the app's main Instagram page.

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Additionally, back in March, Wahlberg posted a video on his social media accounts promoting Hallow. The advertisement addressed the Catholic holiday of Lent as well as Hallow's "Pray40" social challenge. Wahlberg's involvement with the app appears to have started with their collaboration with the actor for 'Father Stu'.

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Many users criticized the advertisement for using an actor who is a native of Boston. Some even made light of the fact that they only did so because of Wahlberg's support. "Notice the inability to reply what bulls**t this tweet is #hallow #hailyourselves #nothanks also is Mark Wahlberg saying a prayer of forgiveness for his hate crime?" a user tweeted. "Hey Twitter dot com!   I actually have no interest, whatsoever, in downloading Hallow, the #1 Catholic app! No amount of videos of Mark Wahlberg (?) will change my mind! Thank you!" another user wrote.

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