Mark Wahlberg shifts 9/11 blame onto reporter

Mark Wahlberg said he’s sorry for his crazy 9/11 comments, but he is also shifting the blame onto the reporter who asked the question. Does he have a point?

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Mark Wahlberg raised the ire of pretty much everyone in America when he told a reporter he would have single-handedly stopped 9/11 — but even after apologizing, he still won’t fully take the blame for making such a ridiculous statement.

“I would never disrespect the victims of 9/11 or their families. It was completely misunderstood,” Wahlberg said during a radio interview on Kidd Kraddick in the Morning. “My only intention was to explain the fact that I would do anything to protect my family — I would put myself in harm’s way to protect my family or innocent people. That was it.”

“First and foremost, I am not an actor. I am a real guy from the streets and I’ve been in a lot of situations, so I was probably speaking out of line and I wasn’t thinking about the real heroes and the guys, women, children, fathers, sons, daughters who were on those flights.”

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In a later interview with Scott & Todd in the Morning on WPLJ New York, Wahlberg shifted the blame onto the Men’s Journal reporter for even asking the question in the first place.

“I was a little out of line with my wording and I didn’t take in to consideration how other people would respond to it or be affected by it,” he said.

“I also had a journalist who was asking all the questions and I’m trying to promote a movie… It wasn’t like all of a sudden I just decided I was going to get on this soap box and start talking about my opinion of 9/11. I was there to talk about the movie.”

Wahlberg is on the promotion circuit for his new film Contraband, currently in theaters.

Tell us: Is the reporter at fault for Mark Wahlberg’s verbal diarrhea?

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