Mark Wahlberg Compares Justin Bieber to Tupac: World Cries

Yes. You did read the headline correctly: Mark Wahlberg just compared Justin Bieber to Tupac Shakur. Since you -- like us -- probably can't quite believe that just happened, here's the actual (ridiculous) quote:

"The world needs Justin Bieber," Wahlberg opined. "Justin Bieber is like the white Tupac. Compared to a lot of people."

Is he, Wahlberg? Really? That's a bit like saying Lady Gaga is like the white Aretha Franklin -- compared to a lot of people (who've never held microphones). Or that Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch were like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five -- compared to a lot of people (who've never made any music at all).

If you're going to throw "compared to a lot of people" on the end of a comparison, it makes it null and void. The only thing Justin Bieber has in common with Tupac is that they've both had successful careers in music -- and it definitely isn't the same kind of music.

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Bieber is from Ontario, Canada; Shakur was a Harlem boy who wound up in the Bay Area. Shakur focused on social issues in his songs; Bieber sings about girls. Bieber is squeaky clean (if a little creepy around older women); Shakur was in and out of trouble with the law throughout his life. Bieber sold locks of his hair on eBay for $40,668; Shakur survived being shot in the head in 1994.

Saying Justin Bieber is like Tupac Shakur, compared to a lot of people, is like saying Barack Obama is like Adolf Hitler, compared to a lot of people (who've never been in charge of a country).

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Nice one, Wahlberg. We actually do think you're a good actor, with fine abs and a penchant for having babies every three minutes. And we're not even going to assume that the movie you're cooking up with Bieber that prompted you to make such jaw-dropping statements will be bad. We'll give you the benefit of the doubt on that one. But there are lines that shouldn't be crossed, sir. And comparing a tween popster with one of the most important figures in hip-hop history is nothing less than absurd.

Now, to cheer us all up, let's take a little look back on Wahlberg's previous experiments with music. Brilliant.

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7 comments
Calobadams
Calobadams

Justin Bieber only wishes. Tupac is a harcore nigga and Justin is just a boy.

bud zila
bud zila

maybe he's into young fresh boys-lol

Mutulu
Mutulu

that is defamatory against a political soldier and a prophet

Jsmith
Jsmith

He was joking, you bunch of assholes. And this was quote was from last year. Christ, do some research first.

Railroad1
Railroad1

whoever wrote this article needs help for badmouthing a kid!

Mary
Mary

wow. just wow.Really. Mark.My head is hurting right now. He is nowhere near Tupac.Ugh, kill me now, Lord.

Emily
Emily

)-: the world's over as we know it

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