Mark Wahlberg recently expressed an opinion that celebrities should “shut up about politics.”

Mark Wahlberg: “Celebrities Live in A Bubble”

In an interview with Task and Purpose, a publication aimed at veterans, the actor spoke about celebrities and politics. After the recent election, Wahlberg thought that far too many celebrities were talking about things they don’t know that much about.

“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t [talk about politics],” he said. “You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway. They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family.”

Wahlberg, who grew up in a family of nine children, said that his origins connect him to reality. Life was tough for Wahlberg as a young man, as he has been very vocal about his past history of run-ins with the law. Before gaining his fame, he worked as a bricklayer and suffered from cocaine addiction by the age of 13.

“Me, I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world and I exist in the real world. And although I can navigate Hollywood and I love the business and the opportunities it’s afforded me, I also understand what it’s like not to have all that,” he said.

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