Wow... I feel bad for Mark Wahlberg (soz bro)
Wow. This is one of those really-not-so-rare moments where I feel like a complete asshole.
You know what the problem with blogging is? It's the worlds greatest game of Chinese whispers or in this case, Vietnamese whispers (wait - don't scream racist yet, I'm getting to a point).
Mark Wahlberg is seeking a pardon for crimes he commited as a 16 year old boy (see previous story here) and because he's trying to help fringe elements of the community and as it is considered work that is part of the legal system, he is being hindered by his criminal record. While he is absolutely on record as having been massively racist as part of this by attacking and repeatedly using racist slurs against two Vietnamese men, it was also suggested he blinded one of the men and never made an apology or reperations.
Well I hate racists and was pretty blunt on this story last time... Now however the person he 'blinded' has now come forward and said this:
Story via The Blemish
Johnny Trinh, the Vietnamese guy Mark Wahlberg punched in the eye and, people assumed, blinded, has forgiven him. Trinh tells the Daily Mail that everyone was once young and reckless and that he’d like to see Wahlberg be given a pardon.