Mark Wahlberg has been dubbed a hypocrite after posting a tribute to George Floyd.
The “Spenser Confidential” actor, 49, called for people to “work together” to fight racial injustices, which led some followers to remind him of his assaults on minorities when he was a teenager.
“Let’s not forget that Mark Wahlberg himself almost beat an Asian man to death when he was a teenager …,” wrote one follower.
“Hey big guy the hate crime section on your Wikipedia page. Such a good look for you,” commented another, while another wrote, “No one will ever forget.”
In 1986, a civil rights injunction was filed against Wahlberg and other white friends after they hurled rocks and shouted racial epithets at a group of mostly black fourth-grade students while chasing them down the street. according to The Washington Post.
Two years later, a then-16-year-old Wahlberg hit a Vietnamese man in the head with a stick while trying to steal alcohol and punched another in the face while trying to avoid police. He allegedly targeted themed with racist slurs during the attack.
Wahlberg, who admitted he was high at the time, served about 45 days in jail.
In 2014, the “Boogie Nights” star requested a pardon over the last crime. A year later, he ended his quest for a pardon.