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Mark Wahlberg calls Boston Marathon explosions 'disgusting'

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   April 16, 2013 at 4:39 PM   |   Comments

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April 16 (UPI) -- Mark Wahlberg, who grew up in the same Boston neighborhood as the young victim of Monday's marathon bombing, Martin Richard, paused to reflect on the sorrow he felt for his hometown at the New York premiere of his new film, "Pain and Gain."

"It's hard, we're dealing with real life. None of this sh** is important," Wahlberg told CBS News at the premiere." "We're dealing with real life and innocent people getting hurt. It's disgusting, man."

Wahlberg said he wanted "to be a pro," but found it hard to promote his film at such a time.

"It's horrible, man. I'm trying to be a pro and be out here doing my job. This stuff doesn't mean anything compared to what's happening in the real world," he said.

Visit CBSNews.com for the whole interview.

Other famous Bostonians chimed in during the aftermath of the Boston tragedy, including Ben Affleck, who wrote on Facebook: "Such a senseless and tragic day. My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston."

"My heart aches for my hometown," comedy writer and actress Mindy Kaling wrote on Twitter.



"My love and support to the many worthy Boston area hospitals who are helping the wounded, St. E's, Mass General, Beth Israel and many more," she added later.
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