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Mark Wahlberg

I Would Have Fought

9/11 Hijackers & Landed Plane

1/18/2012 9:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Mark Wahlberg claims he could have done what hundreds of other doomed passengers couldn't ... fought off the multiple 9/11 terrorists and saved one of the hijacked planes.

Wahlberg just gave an interview with Men's Journal ... in which he states, "If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, 'OK, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry.'"

So the question ... is Wahlberg's braggadocio insulting to the dead passengers and their families?










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1:15 PM PT: Didn't take long ... Mark just apologized for his comments.

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VictoriaGirl    

Shame on him for being so disrespectful and basically crapping on the memory of the real heros who risked (and lost) their own lives. Who knows how many lives these brave men saved. I agree with the people that say that this was not a movie, this was real life. Mark Wahlberg is clearly a HUGE douche.

953 days ago
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richard    

Mark just doesn't have all the details. The hijackers blocked the door to the cabin so the passengers couldn't get through. Which gave the hijackers plenty of time to crash the plane.

953 days ago
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shelly    

I am hoping that this statement was taken out of context. What the h*** Mark Wahlberg... So, you were suppose to be on that flight. As a flight attendant I am completely sickend by this quote from you. Not one of us would ever sit back and allow the outcome of that horrible day. Do you think because you are a b-rate actor that the outcome would have been different. Go Away.

953 days ago
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Gman    

Geez, I like Mark Wahlberg, but what a ridiculous statement. What MANY people forget is that before 9/11, we were all told that when an airliner gets hijacked, you cooperate, because the plane usually just wants to fly to Cuba or somewhere. We had NEVER seen people deliberately crash planes into buildings, we never thought that would actually happen. He would have been like everyone else back then, worried, but staying calm in the belief that it would turn out peacefully (like they almost always did).

953 days ago
65.

lenny    

hey i would have fought too!!!!!

953 days ago
66.

The Funky Bunch    

Really? Jeremy Glick was a black belt in judo and he couldn't break into the ****pit, but the guy from The Departed would have been able to.

953 days ago
67.

Kevin    

He's getting reality mixed up with Hollywood movies. Again.

953 days ago
68.

Steinberg    

Never liked him as a person anyway. Anti-semitic and a racist. Go **** yourself Wahlberg you wannabe tough guy!

953 days ago
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TheMachine1    

He's just self deluded. Look at that cruise ship that sank. People were fighting each other for life jackets. Crew and captain abandon ship. No reports of heroes.Wahlberg would have panic or froze like 99.9% of the rest of human cattle.

953 days ago
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Different Rules Apply    

Mark, I'm a big fan of your work, BUT, you have no idea what you would or would not have been able to do under those extreme cir****tances. Terrorists are VERY GOOD AT IMPLEMENTING TERROR... I'm sure there were many brave souls on the planes that found they could not fix it... careful what you say, there is still a lot of grief over those we lost.

953 days ago
71.

yoyoyo    

he's in lala land, what a douchebag, real life ******** not a movie where your 5 foot 2 inch ass can kick every body's ass, wake up to the real world son........

953 days ago
72.

rave    

oh please! people get their feelings hurt so easily now a days. The man was simply stating he would of attempted anything and everything to save his kids lives. Any real parent would do the same but America is filled with ****ty people having kids over and over. Thats one of our biggest problems.

953 days ago
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shannon ferguson    

I argee..hey if u know the plane was doomed..i'd go down wittn a fight. if ppl think thats disrespectful than judge yourself...bc you probably would have just sat there and did nothing.

953 days ago
74.

bigC    

He a freaking midget. What was he going to do? bite their knee caps

953 days ago
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Marsha from The Bahamas    

RIP-9/11 victims. Only GOD can save you!

953 days ago
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