Mark Wahlberg sorry after 9/11 widow rips him apart

Jan 18, 2012 at 8:32 p.m. ET

Mark Wahlberg is trying to make amends after the widow of a real hero killed on 9/11 spoke out against his "grandstanding" comments. Is his apology enough to make things right?

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg is feeling the heat after making insensitive comments about how he would have saved the day on 9/11. In a recent interview the actor told Men's Journal:

"If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, 'OK, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry.'"

Not surprisingly, those who lost loved ones during the 9/11 terror attacks take issue with Mark Wahlberg's seemingly egotistic attitude.

One such person is Deena Burnett-Bailey, who became a widow when her husband was killed on Flight 93 -- the flight believed to be intended to crash into the White House that instead landed in a field thanks to passengers standing up to hijackers.

Calling Mark Wahlberg's 9/11 comments "grandstanding" Deena Burnett-Bailey told TMZ, "The plan for Flight 93 was foiled by heroes. For [Wahlberg] to speculate that his presence on board could have stopped everything is silly and disrespectful."

"Does Mark Wahlberg have a pilot's license?" she added. "Then I think hindsight is 20/20 and it's insignificant to say what you would have done if you weren't there."

Wednesday Mark Wahlberg apologized for his 9/11 comments. "To suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible," the 40-year-old told People. "I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive. It was certainly not my intention."

Do you agree that Mark Wahlberg's 9/11 comments were "grandstanding" and disrespectful?

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