Mark Wahlberg Claims He Could've Fended Off 9/11 Hijackers

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If only Mark Wahlberg were on one of the planes hijacked on September 11, 2001.

We don't mean that to suggest that we wish Mark were dead - that's precisely the point! In an interview with Men's Journal, the Contraband star claims that if he were on board that fateful day, the storyline would've been much different.

"If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did," he says.

He's not speaking metaphorically, he's apparently serious. Mark adds:

Marky Mark

"There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, 'OK, we're going to land this somewhere safely, don't worry.'"

Presumably, he's kidding. He can't think he would have been able to fight off multiple hijackers and land a plane single-handedly. We hope. But the question remains.

Is this kind of boast insulting to the dead passengers and their families?

Especially those on Flight 93, who basically died to protect others?



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