Talk:Mark Wahlberg

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Blinded a man?[edit]

How was he allowed to become famous after he blinded a man? Surely he wouldn't be allowed to become an actor after that, so can we make sure the allegation is true before it's included in the article. (RobMcAndrew (talk) 19:49, 5 December 2014 (UTC))

Apparently it did happen according to this from the Washington Post. This is Paul (talk) 21:08, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
"allowed to become famous"? He paid his debt to society according to his sentence and so far as I know there is no authority in charge of people somehow being allowed to become actors. Shearonink (talk) 21:33, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
Completely agree. We can mention the incident in the article if it's not there already, but we're not here to speculate on whether or not it should have had an impact on his acting career. This is Paul (talk) 00:15, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
How can you "pay your debt" after permanently blinding a man? I'm amazed Wahlberg was allowed to have a career in Hollywood if this allegation is true. (RobMcAndrew (talk) 16:44, 6 December 2014 (UTC))
Ours is not to reason why, just to report the facts. This is Paul (talk) 16:58, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
Well, as stated below, now he wants a full and unconditional pardon from Massachusetts, which would result in this conviction being removed from his records. I could use some help in NPOV wording of the situation. -Myopia123 (talk) 17:01, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
See below. Shearonink (talk) 17:36, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
I'm a Wikipedia newbie so sorry if this isn't the correct protocol somehow, but it seems like the victim he apparently blinded gave an interview to the Daily Mail in which he said Mark did not blind him: Maybe the article should mention this? giantangryrobot (talk) 16:35, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
Hi giantangryrobot. Wikipedia very, very rarely considers The Daily Mail a reliable source for biographies due to its poor reputation. --NeilN talk to me 16:49, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
Makes sense! giantangryrobot (talk) 16:58, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

It's all over the internet now, probally should be updated.College Watch (talk) 01:56, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Yup, the articles that Wikipedia is using to substantiate the blinded man story, appear to be drivel, based on a fictional satire "An “Interview” With The Asian Man Whom Mark Wahlberg Horribly Disfigured". The idiot who wrote it says at the end, that it was a fictional interview. However, it's based on his idea that the assault was actually true. The mailOnline has produced the original police accusations, and none include blinding a person. The quote that's in Wikipedia that says he was considering apologising to the "blinded man", is a fiction that is derived from the ABC article "A Candid Chat With Mark Wahlberg", which is drivel as well, because it's not a candid chat with anybody. The "blinded man" was inserted into the statement and put onto Wikipedia, where it served as the basis for various slander throughout the blogging world. However it does create the problem of how the rumour started, if Trinh and the police didn't know about it. Bipedia (talk) 08:06, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Application for pardon[edit]

So Wahlberg has applied for a pardon and there are two very opposing views on this matter[1][2][3]. I was not sure how to talk about the views while maintaining WP:NPOV, so I thought it best to seek consensus on this matter. -Myopia123 (talk) 11:14, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

I adjusted some things and fixed the refs. This issue is one reason why the article has recently attracted more vandalism than usual so at least those sentences are a NPOV start dealing with the news. Shearonink (talk) 17:36, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Daily Mail references in this article[edit]

In my experience, Wikipedia does not consider the daily mail to be a reliable source. Should info from that source be removed from this article? -Myopia123 (talk) 17:10, 12 December 2014 (UTC)


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)

edit request: footer[edit]

Please add {{Wahlberg family}} to the footers -- (talk) 03:51, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 14:39, 29 May 2015 (UTC)