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Mark Wahlberg

Sorry for Dissing 9/11 Heroes

1/18/2012 12:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Mark Wahlberg
is apologizing for saying he could have rewritten 9/11 history, fighting off the terrorists on one of the flights ... and safely landing the plane -- telling TMZ, "To suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible."

Mark originally made the comments in an interview with Men's Journal, claiming, "If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did.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.'"

But Mark admits he crossed the line -- telling us, "To speculate about such a situation is ridiculous to begin with."

Mark adds, "I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive, it was certainly not my intention."

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16.

alex    

world class ignorant douche. Can't believe how high in hollywood this a-hole ended up. That's a sad state...

827 days ago
17.

tomas    

Hey punk, beating up two middle age Vietnamese men doesn't make you tough. Stick to your fairyland badazz movie roles and STFU.

827 days ago
18.

Prince Von A-Hole    

Not nearly as irresponsible as T M Z calling the families asking them stupid question like what they thought about this. 99% of them probably never would have heard about it.

827 days ago
19.

cccc    

What a REAL IDIOT...and SO STUPID of a person to say, obviously.

827 days ago
20.

Deniece    

He never meant to hurt anyones feelings, but glad he made it right. RIP 9/11 victims... =(

827 days ago
21.

Tammy    

There's nothing to apologize for Mark. If the plane wasn't shot down by USA jets, it certainly might have gone down differently if there were more people on the plane willing to take on the terrorists than the 3 mentioned in the allegedly call between Thomas Burnett and his now remarried widow Deena Burnett-Bailey.

827 days ago
22.

Cao    

Celebrities need to go dark with their ridiculous comments. Hindsight is always 20/20 and for him to speculate is insensitive.

827 days ago
23.

All Natural    

Another Hollywood Egomaniac!!!

827 days ago
24.

Miguel    

Mark didn't say anything malicious. Why must everything that's said be taken out of context. All it sounds like to me, is that he would've tried to have the plane safely landed, instead of losing all of those lives. He wasn't trying to be insenstive. Wouldn't we all have hoped the plane could've landed safely?

827 days ago
25.

NoVAMomKnows    

He knew what he was saying, he's just reacting to the negative press, as he should. His comments are disrespectful to the dead, shame on him. That said, it's good he apologized but he's left himself with a marky mark people will remember.

827 days ago
26.

Cheryl A.    

Too little too late.

827 days ago
27.

slim    

OMG! what an idiot comment to make. I think he is starting to forget the difference between reality and playing a character! How stupid can you be to make such a comment and be so insentative! These actors think the rules of life don't apply to them. Too many of them think they are entitled and some are just plain dumm. It's sad a lot of them are just not impressive.

827 days ago
28.

Elizabeth    

Another case of the media hyping a non-story and forcing someone to apologize for something he didn't do. He did not diss any 9/11 heroes. He just said what he thought he would do in the same situation. That doesn't mean it would go down that way. And he never said anyone else did anything wrong. No different than you and I speculating about what we would do if a burglar tried to break in our house. That doesn't mean I'm criticizing the way anyone else does it.

827 days ago
29.

Sheila Shigley    

I will boycott Mark's movies from now on!

827 days ago
30.

Ghost Rider    

Dirk Diggler could have saved the plane, but Dirk Diggler isnt a real person.

827 days ago
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