Mark Wahlberg's history of racist hate crimes resurfaces after George Floyd post

Mark Wahlberg is being called out for his history of racist hate crimes after he posted about George Floyd and Black Lives Matter.
Mark Wahlberg. Photo credit: Getty

Mark Wahlberg's past hate crimes, including throwing rocks at black children while yelling racist slurs, have resurfaced online following a tribute he made to George Floyd and Black Lives Matter.

The Transformers: Age of Extinction star has apologised over the years for his racist attacks on people of colour and Asian victims, but didn't mention them in his latest post.

Wahlberg, also known by his rapper name Marky Mark, posted on Instagram: "The murder of George Floyd is heartbreaking. We must all work together to fix this problem. I'm praying for all of us. God bless.#blacklivesmatter."

Other social media users are hitting out at the actor for not addressing his hate crimes in the post.

Wahlberg and two of his friends were issued a civil rights injunction over a 1986 incident in which they threw rocks at a group of 10 and 11-year-old black children while yelling slurs said to include "kill the n****rs".

Two years later, he had an attempted murder charge downgraded after his attack on two Vietnamese men that included him calling one of them a "Vietnam f**king shit".

Wahlberg only served 45 days for this attack, in which he punched one of the men in the face and hit the other in the head with a piece of wood, knocking him unconscious.

"He's committed at least five hate crimes. He only apologised while seeking a pardon 26 years later," tweeted author Adam Ellis.

Wahlberg did indeed try to expunge the hate crimes from his record in 2014, but later dropped the pardon request and said he regretted making it.

"Wait a minute. John Boyega is worried he won't work again because he was vocal at an anti-racism protest but Mark Wahlberg has a slew of hate crimes incidents on his Wikipedia page but he has jobs left and right. What the actual F," tweeted JamboEveryone.

"If you still don't know what white privilege is, Mark Wahlberg committed hate crimes, has a Wikipedia section dedicated to it and we never ever talk about it," added publicist Danny Deraney.