Marky Mark & BAYHEM
“Remember when Mark Wahlberg was a violent racist bully” is the title of a Defamer article that I feel like we should check in with now and again. You’ll recall, Marky Mark asked for a pardon for his teenage f-cksh-t. Because it’s not enough that he’s gone on to become a Hollywood movie mogul, he feels entitled to have his mistakes legally erased from the record. Isn’t the point of accountability? That you acknowledge you were an asshole and accept the consequences of it?
Remember when Mark Wahlberg didn’t want to be in Brokeback Mountain because he “got a little creeped out” by the “graphic, descriptive” love scene between Jack and Ennis? He fingered Reese Witherspoon on a ferris wheel! He was in Boogie Nights! Tell me then, what’s the difference between those love and porn scenes and what went down on Brokeback? Mark made those comments over 10 years ago, before Twitter, before social media could draw attention to ignorance. And so he never really got called out for it. Not the way people get called out now. And especially not in his case because he looks good in underwear.
So we go on celebrating the masculinity of Mark Wahlberg, seen here on the set of Transformers: The Last Knight in London directed by Michael Bay, another paragon of real man masculinity. Michael has been using a new camera specifically designed for him by RED Camera called the BAYHEM. No, seriously, that’s what it’s called. And, as the Independent quite rightly reported yesterday, the BAYHEM is for bombs and boobs while he shoots Transformers and whatever it is you want to call his work for Victoria’s Secret. As Michael explains on Instagram, he wanted it to be “f-cking green” because HELL YEAH, CHEST THUMPS, M-A-N, M-A-N…