Actor Mark Wahlberg has appeared to pride himself on subverting and even outright opposing the leftist expectations of the Hollywood elite to great effect, something that has undoubtedly endeared him to wide swathes of the American people in recent years. The star’s refreshingly pro-law enforcement and pro-military work like Patriot’s Day highlighting efforts to capture the Boston Marathon bombers took clear aim at the #DefundThePolice movement when it was just beginning. And now in 2022 with his latest film, Father Stu Wahlberg has #CancelCulture in the crosshairs as he teams up with Mel Gibson to portray the eponymous Father Stuart Long, a rough-living boxer turned Catholic Priest and right at Easter Season.
According to Right Wing News Hour, around the release of Patriot’s Day Wahlberg said,
“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t [talk about politics].”
“You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway.”
“They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table.”
“You don’t pay their bills.” “A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble.”
And likewise, with the upcoming release of Father Stu, Wahlberg made his voice heard in an amazing interview with FaithWire. He comes right out and says it!
“This movie has a very clear message that we are not going to give up on people,” he said. “We are not going to turn our backs on people because of mistakes that they’ve made. We are going to tell people and encourage people that nobody is beyond redemption and that we support you, we love you, we accept you for who you are.”
Part of why cancel culture is so toxic is because, as Wahlberg said, “there’s nothing worse than when somebody realizes that people don’t care,” because it causes them to “lose hope and have no faith.”
“You cannot give up on people,” the A-lister continued. “And people are so quick to turn their backs on people. And negativity as a whole has just been amplified in a way that it’s really hard to remind people of the importance of loving and supporting people. People can do incredible things.”
The World-renowned Bostoner has come a long way from fronting Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch with some Good Vibrations to making principled stands for faith, family, forgiveness, grace, honor, duty, patriotism, and service and the rest of Hollywood should take note. This is what the American people are looking for, this is what we need.
“Father Stu,” hits theatres on April 13. The movie, it should be noted, is rated “R” due to the frequent use of strong language.