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Mark Wahlberg apologises for saying he could have prevented 9/11 hijackings

Wahlberg had suggested he could have single-handedly prevented the tragedy if he had been on one of the planes.

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ACTOR MARK WAHLBERG has apologised for saying that he would have been able to prevent the 9/11 hijackings if he had been on any of the planes involved.

In an interview with an American magazine, Wahlberg suggested that he could have single-handedly prevented the tragedy. He told the February edition of Men’s Journal:

If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, “Ok, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Wahlberg yesterday apologised for the remarks which upset some people, including the spouses of victims who died on 11 September 2001.

In his apology, Wahlberg said that his comments had been “irresponsible”.

“To speculate about such a situation is ridiculous to begin with, and to suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible,” the Wall Street Journal quotes him as saying.

“I deeply apologise to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive, it was certainly not my intention”.

The creator of Entourage had given the interview to promote his latest film.

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