Mark Wahlberg is still seeking an official pardon for his 1988 assault of two Vietnamese men while stealing beer in the Boston area, but at least one of his former victims — from a separate violent attack — thinks that’s a terrible idea. “I don’t think he should get a pardon,” Kristyn Atwood tells the Associated Press. Atwood was among a group of mostly black elementary school children chased and pelted with rocks by a then-14-year-old Wahlberg and his friends during a 1986 field trip.
“I don’t really care who he is. It’s doesn’t make him any exception. If you’re a racist, you’re always going to be a racist,” she says. And for him to want to erase it, I think it’s wrong.” Even if it’s for a really noble cause like getting a liquor license for his restaurant?
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