Actor Mark Wahlberg tore up cancel culture for its toxic lack of grace in denying pity to people with no hope of redemption.
Talk with Faithwire about his next movie Father Stu, the true story of boxer-turned-priest Stuart Long, Wahlberg, who has spoken at length about his new Catholic faith, said the cancel culture is causing people to “lose hope and have no faith.”
“This movie has a very clear message that we’re not going to let people down,” said Mark Wahlberg. “We’re not going to turn our backs on people because of the mistakes they’ve made. We’re going to tell people and encourage people that no one is beyond recovery and that we support you, we love you, we accept you for who you are.
“There’s nothing worse than when someone realizes people don’t care,” he added.
the patriots day and The dead The star said people are now “so quick to turn their backs on people” and that “the negativity as a whole has just been amplified in such a way that it’s really hard to remind people of the importance to love and support people”.
“People can do amazing things,” he added.
Wahlberg further credited God for Father Stu getting done and hoped his legacy would reflect a life of Christian positivity.
“I’m kind of doing all of this not to continue to grow my career, but to use my career for good and to do God’s work,” he said.
“If it’s a movie that really changes people’s lives and motivates them and inspires them to do great things – you know, all I really have to do is convert one person, and I can walk through the pearly gates” , he explained. “So if I can continue to do it in a major way, staying humble and just doing it for all the right reasons, then I’d much rather have that be my legacy than be the biggest star in boxing- office in the world.”
In 2017, after President Trump was elected, Mark Wahlberg also said that celebrities should stay out of politics.
“You know, it just shows you that people aren’t listening to it anyway. They can buy your CD or watch your movie, but you’re not putting food on their table. You’re not paying their bills,” he said. he said in an interview with Task & Purpose “A lot of Hollywood lives in a bubble. They are quite disconnected from the ordinary person, the everyday man supporting his family.
“Look, I never went out and talked about politics. I’m an actor,” Wahlberg later told Yahoo Finance. “Republicans and Democrats are buying movie tickets. I had a strong opinion and I didn’t choose to express it publicly, but now that someone is in power let’s all get together and rally around him and make sure he has the best chance of succeeding.
“For better or for worse, this is our country,” he continued. “At least for the next 3 and a half years, he’s going to make a lot of decisions. So let’s go ahead and try to make some positive changes.