Talk:Mark Wahlberg

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So, I want to point out, in the "Assaults, conviction and pardon filing" section, Mark Wahlberg is quoted as saying "VIETNAM FUCKING SHIT" (sic). Regardless of the exact accuracy (or relevance) of this phrase, it has been in all caps since April 10th. Is there any reason for this? And while on the topic, the citation doesn't ever mention him saying anything.

I would edit it, but frankly, I want no part in personally fixing this article. If anything, I'm just surprised it's been there for so long. Considering the recent media popularity of Mark Wahlberg's assaults as a teenager, this probably isn't the only graffiti in the article.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 07:40, 14 April 2015(UTC)

The phrase is in the court records, but not in caps. I have adjusted it to not being ALL IN CAPS and added the specific ref for the phrase. Shearonink (talk) 14:35, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

stop being kids its to get the point across that he was mad and yelling — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:845:C100:DDF2:5567:208F:F605:ADDA (talk) 01:22, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Who's being kids? And was it Wahlberg's point that he couldn't tell the difference between Asians so he beat them up? --A21sauce (talk) 01:20, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
The source does not say he as "mad and yelling". It says that he called the victim "a 'Vietnam fucking shit'." I have corrected it to match the source. If you have a source that says he was mad and yelling, we can certainly state that he was mad and yelling. - SummerPhDv2.0 02:41, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Supports GAY Marriage Reference[edit]

I saw in the article that he "supports" GAY marriage, so I clicked the reference link and then went to the article that information supposedly came from. Nothing in that article says anything about him supporting GAY marriage. Can someone find a credible link to this information, otherwise DELETE it from his page. -thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:48, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

I've tagged it with {{failed verification}} so that, if this is true, someone can find a source for this information. Thanks for pointing this out. Chase (talk | contributions) 15:12, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

I still don't think the new references can validate the claim the article has now that his "views on GAYs" have changed. The article just has him saying that "not everybody is being treated equally and that's not right". How does that imply that his views on GAYs have changed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:53, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Why are you capping "gays"? lol. He doesn't support homophobia outright anymore. He's a businessman.--A21sauce (talk) 20:00, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

OK darling, but being a "businessman" and the link provided as a reference doesn't say anything about his views on GAYs 'evolving' (which is what the article on Wikipedia says). That whole paragraph with him being a Roman Catholic and then going to his views on GAYs is just weird. It's as if the paragraph is trying to create this link between Mark's Roman Catholic beliefs and his alleged views on GAYs. I think someone needs to clean that up and get a better reference. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:06, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

OK, sweetie, your TONE is just weird.
That said, the sources do not support the statements. He was "known for his homophobia"? No, that states A) he was homophobic and B) this homophobia was part of his fame. That's a controversial claim about a living person. Per WP:BLP, we'll need solid sourcing. Instead, we have one source that says he did not call out another artist's homophobic remarks and another source that says "possibly racist and homophobic tendencies....he was accused of condoning blatantly homophobic remarks". That's "possible...tendencies" and "accused of condoning". There is a wide gap between that and saying he was homophobic and was famous, in part, as a result. As for the "evolving", the source given does not support the claim. It takes a whole lot of bending to get the source to make the claim that he is now supportive where once he was homophobic and that his views slowly changed over time.
Some or all of this may be true. Or not. At the moment, though, is is not verifiable. I've yanked it for now. - SummerPhDv2.0 05:28, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
As this involves a contentious claim about a living person, WP:BLP applies. Please establish a consensus before restoring the contentious claim. Thank you. - SummerPhDv2.0 20:43, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I have to echo Summer's comments. From what I can see from the sources, it looks like the allegations of homophobia stemmed from Wahlberg appearing to condone someone's homophobic remarks by saying that he liked the speaker's candor. He didn't make the remarks himself and from what I can see, he didn't say anything like "X was right" or so on. Wikipedia has to be very, very careful about how things are phrased when it comes to allegations and claims like this because this is the sort of thing that can lead to lawsuits and the like. If it is going to be added, it will have to be phrased very, very carefully and sourced extremely well, preferably with sources strong enough to show that it warrants being added. Possible BLP violations are taken pretty seriously on here because they have to be taken seriously. If anyone wants this added I'd suggest that they work on the phrasing on this page and back it up with sourcing that can support the claims. Offhand I don't see anything that would explicitly show that he was homophobic. Did he do things that could make someone personally view him as homophobic? Sure- but therein lies the problems of original research and speculation, neither of which should be on this website. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 10:45, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

This issue was discussed at the Reliable Sources Noticeboard. - SummerPhDv2.0 13:01, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 September 2015[edit]

He also played the pipes with John Hodgman in a woodwind quintet. Hodgman played clarinet. (talk) 20:46, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. -- Orduin Discuss 21:43, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

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Wahlberg's Supernumery Nipple[edit]

We (my girlfriend and i) were trying to edit Mark Wahlberg's page to include reference to his supernumery extra nipple, referenced on a number of verified Wikipedia pages, but were unable to do so due to the 'Semi-protected Status' of this page. Whilst we do not dispute this, of course, we would like an Authority or perhaps merely an Officer of Wikipedia to please include this in his article, because this knd of distinct mutation would clearly have been an issue vital to his sense of belonging and Humanity in the crucial ages of his childhood when nothing but mockery might have befallen him from such a thing - this being, to be clear, a third nipple. Thank you for your kind attention to this matter and for your prompt action in this regard. Michael and Christelle, Bangkok, February 4, 2016. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:47, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

You'll face two issues:
1) You will need to find a reliable source for this claim. Wikipedia articles are not reliable sources, though I would hope the articles you say you've found it in cite such sources.
2) You will need to demonstrate that this is a significant aspect of his life and/or career. Various notable people have various facts about them that we can confirm as true, but disregard as trivial. Richard Nixon, Mel Gibson and Andy García, for example, do not mention their congenital peculiarities. If you find reliable sources that discuss the claim and how it may have affect him, you might have something. - SummerPhDv2.0 19:27, 3 February 2016 (UTC)