Mark Wahlberg

Men's Journal

Mark Wahlberg has issued an apology after boasting in the latest issue of Men's Journal out Friday that he would have prevented a plane from crashing into the World Trade Center, thereby averting many deaths and rewriting 9-11 history.

Foot, meet mouth. So how'd he get into this mess?

During the interview, Wahlberg discussed how he was initially booked on one of the fights out of Boston that was highjacked, musing about what would have happened had he actually ended up flying that fateful day.

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

Needless to say, the comments didn't go over well.

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Wahlberg's reps subsequently issued e-mail statement from the 40-year-old actor admitting the folly of his statements and expressing remorse.

"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," Wahlberg wrote. "I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive, it was certainly not my intention."

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