File this one under the category of “Stating the Obvious.” Still, it’s good to see that not all Hollywood types are as dumb as they look.

I knew there was a reason I liked Mark Wahlberg

Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg has a message for his fellow thespians: Stop talking politics.

The star of “Patriots Day,” an upcoming film on the Boston Marathon bombing, sat down with Task and Purpose to promote his work. The website, which is dedicated to issues of interest to veterans, asked him what he thought of Hollywood’s recent attempts to undercut Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t,” Mr. Wahlberg told the website. “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.”

The actor went on to say that although he is at ease navigating the entertainment industry and enjoying its perks, he still understands what it’s like “not to have all that.”

“I’m very aware of the real world,” he said. “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.”

It’s always been my view that anyone who wants to speak on politics issues should do so. But at the same time, a lot of these actors and muscians think that their word holds some kind of special power, when in my view, it actually turns a lot of people off. You saw countless celebs come out for Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign. Jay-Z, Beyonce, Sarah Silverman, Lena Dunham, Katy Perry, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Cher, Matt Damn, Robert DeNiro…the list of stars who backed Hillary goes on and on. And who did it end up helping? Certainly not Mrs. Clinton herself. She would have been much better served to buckle down and get back to the basics of campaigning, but instead she mostly did fundraisers and concerts with the people I just mentioned.

It ended up costing her big time. So sure, say what you want, Hollywood. But it’s like Mark Wahlberg says: No one really cares.

  1. I could never take political advice from the Hollywood people; actors lie for a living after all. How could I know if they are shilling or not; who could tell what they truly believe or are just putting on another act?

  2. Cubs star pitcher Jake Arrieta had a hilarious tweet after the election saying he would help move all the Hollywood libtards to Canada that were all butthurt. He’s a hardcore Republican Texan and notoriously liberal Chicago was all up in arms that their star pitcher dared to tweet out support of Trump. If you read the mentions after that tweet, he lost so many “fans” of his – LOL

  3. who is this famous celebrity “matt damn” you speak of?

    seriously, actors are good at acting, which is fine and respectable. however, that doesn’t have anything to do with how smart they are or how well they understand international finance. never confuse popularity with competency as my grandmother used to tell me.

    1. It was a Freudian slip I suppose. Matt Damon really disappointed me with his statements on Trump. I guess he caught the regressive virus from Ben Affleck.

  4. I can’t wait until next year when all of these Hollywood liberal jerkoffs have movies and albums coming out. They’ll soon remember how many people in the country they called nazis and pond scum.

  5. The stars of your favorite films are no more inherently qualified to dictate your politics to you than your plumber, your hairdresser or your mailman is.

      1. More than a fair point, not only are “elites” suspect but you should look to your own working class fellows. Approach them with the same skepticism but give them the benefit of knowing at least their viewpoint is colored by having to muck through the same kind of shit you muddle through every day.

  6. I think we’ve reached a point where as far as spreading misinformation and stirring up hysteria among people, celebrities are worse than mainstream media.

    Your average Huffingon Post or New York Times tweet will get a couple hundred favs but a bunch of replies calling them out. While any given celeb saying the EXACT SAME bullshit will get thousands of favs and all comments nodding along with them like a parade of morons.

    People rightfully distrust the mainstream media but for some reason blindly follow celebrities who are parroting the exact same rhetoric.

  7. Great to see that there are people in Hollywood who are still in touch with the average Joe. Despite all the support Hillary got from these twats she lost. Hopefully this will be a wake up call to some of them that they don’t have that much influence on their fans when it comes to real life issues.

  8. The only people happy when a celebrity comes out for a person or a cause are people already in favor. Those people then tout the endorsement and the touting is what makes it look like it has an effect, which it doesn’t. This feeds the ego of the celebrity and encourages others to do the same. When it doesn’t work in this manner, it is usually because powerful people have been offended and the celeb has less access to the public via media, and less money. And we all know who these people are.

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