TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Widow of Flight 93 Hero:

Wahlberg's 9/11 Comments

Were VERY Disrespectful

1/18/2012 10:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0118_mark_wahlberg_ex_tmz
Mark Wahlberg
's claim that he would've been able to single-handedly over-power the 9/11 terrorists and prevent a plane from crashing is completely "disrespectful" ... so says the widow of one of the REAL heroic victims who RUSHED THE COCKPIT on that fateful day.

TMZ spoke with Deena Burnett-Bailey -- whose husband Thomas Burnett phoned her from that fateful flight saying, "I know we're going to die. There's three of us who are going to do something about it."

0118_tom_burnett_sub
Burnett-Bailey tells us, "Does Mark Wahlberg have a pilot's license? Then I think hindsight is 20/20 and it's insignificant to say what you would have done if you weren't there. "

She adds, "The plan for Flight 93 was foiled by heroes. For him to speculate that his presence on board could have stopped everything is silly and disrespectful.  Sounds like someone is grandstanding."

We called Wahlberg for comment -- so far, no word back.

190 COMMENTS

No Avatar

Previous 15 Comments | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
136.

question    

“Just because you play a tough guy, doesn't mean you are one you lace-curtain, Irish ****ing *****!”
–Mark Wahlberg from The Departed

919 days ago
137.

MarkRocks    

It was just something he said. I know it was a very bad day but it was just something he thought about. He was just having moment. It was aid that he was supposed to be on that plane and he was just thinking what could have happened. He didnt mean no disrespect. if i was in a somewhat similar situation i would think the same. Its just a big "What If" people geesh. its not liked he dissed someone on stage when they were getting an award. Mark is the man!!!

918 days ago
138.

Suz    

Key words people: Single-handedly. Key thoughts: Over-reacting.

918 days ago
139.

Bo    

Oh come on. Why is everyone so god damn sensitive. What if everyone in 1st class were too scared to do anything and all it took was one person to stand up and do something. MM isn't a jerk at all for saying it. You're all tools for playing along with media hype.

918 days ago
140.

paul     

If he was a 9/11 truther he wouldnt have gotten so much bad publicity.what a double standard

918 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

Around The Web