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WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 01: Actor/producer Mark Wahlberg attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Entourage" at Regency Village Theatre on June 1, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

You may have seen that Mark Wahlberg was trending this weekend. It was after him tweeting in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. “The murder of George Floyd is heartbreaking. We must all work together to fix this problem. I’m praying for all of us. God bless. #blacklivesmatter” It was soon after his tweet that people were quick to bring up the fact that he’d been busted for hate crimes when he was a teenager. When he was a teen, he was accused of once throwing rocks at black children in the fourth-grade while hurling the “N-word,” and he served 45 days in jail for assaulting a Vietnamese man. He’s issued public apologies in the past but people were flooding social media reminding him that they haven’t forgotten. In fact, there’s an entire section on his Wikipedia page titled “Hate Crimes” where those crimes are listed…although he’s also being accused of having his people edit that section for him cause now it’s titled “racial incidents.” One tweet read “Hey Marky Mark, haven’t heard from you in a while, did you donate yet? or are you just gonna lay low for another 45 days and hope everyone forgets.”