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
61.

Dom    

Stop complaining about a celeb's irrelevant comments - it is your government who orchestrated 9/11 so get pissed at them for killing their own people in order to push their greedy agenda. Wake up you poor fools!

977 days ago
62.

Conan    

The fact that anyone is listening to something Mark W is saying is hilarious in itself....and sad at the same time, HE IS MARK WAHLBERG he acts...poorly, why does anything he says matter in the real world?

977 days ago
63.

Me    

TMZ you should be ashamed of yourself for making a story out of nothing. You know darn well that's not what he meant. this is very childish reporting. This was part of a long artical in People magazine.

977 days ago
64.

Carol    

Someone has much to learn...with wisdom comes the knowledge that you don't know what you will do at any given time...so until you have faced any situation, keep quiet about what you think you might do.

977 days ago
65.

John    

9/11 and disrespect are intertwined. Enough years haven't passed. It's good Mark wasn't on the plane because it would have jeopardized the plan. Those untrained pilots were pretty good at hitting the Pentagon.

977 days ago
66.

BO HUNK    

Just be thankful that he didn't offend any cry baby blacks, jews or gays. He'd never hear the end of it.

977 days ago
67.

Alicia    

I would bet $50 that Mark W. did not make those comments they way the media are portraying them (i.e. they baited him and he just flippantly agreed, or something to that effect). It just doesn't make sense that he'd say that as they've written it, and he's never made comments like that before. Don't be so gullible people!

977 days ago
68.

jeff    

What a douchebag. You are an actor, nitwit. Not the superhero you play in those movies

977 days ago
69.

Dumb Bastard    

Get off the dope you idiot!

977 days ago
70.

Bill    

Awwww somebody got offended, poor baby..............

977 days ago
71.

j    

Not disrespectful at all!!!! Clearly he meant he would do anything to protect his kids. People are so stupid!!

977 days ago
72.

Yez    

First off, I think Mark was joking, I don't think he really believes what he said but that being said... it is an extremely insensitive thing to say so he should apologize.

977 days ago
73.

Luke    

TMZ just trying to get a rise out of people. Mark Wahlberg was scheduled to be on the plane that day. That was the context of the Mens Journal interview. I see nothing wrong with his comments, just stating he wouldve done the same thing the others did. people just dont like the context.

977 days ago
74.

OOIIOOOI    

Dumb thing to say? Yea
Disrespectful? No

Gonna sound harsh but...
-9/11 Happened in 2001...
-going on 11 yrs now...
-from what i know all the terrorist involved were jailed and killed..
-Spouses have re-married...
-Memorials have been held...
-Concerts have been held...
-and there was a 10th anniversary last year..an anniversary..

The People who died can honestly rest in peace, they all just didn't die for nothing, Men and woman all around made sure they were not forgotten and died in vain. They Succeeded

But to STILL be sour about a 9/11 comment is just sad on your part. You really don't care, and just wanna make issues over nothing. get over it and deal with it.

977 days ago
75.

ok    

TMZ is now off the rocker. You goad people with inane questions, then publicly f*ck them over. Warner Bros should rein you guys in.
This is pathetic. At some point, Wahlberg declined an interview right? and now you pay him back. Keep this up, and hopefully any "star" with his or her salt will ignore you guys.

977 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web