Mark Wahlberg apologized on Wednesday for suggesting he could have changed 9/11 history by thwarting the terrorists on one of the flights and safely landing the plan -- in time for dinner, of course, and maybe a game of bridge with the neighbors.
In an interview with Men's Journal, Wahlberg implied that passengers on the hijacked planes weren't as heroic as he would have been.
"If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did," he said. "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.'"
Shockingly, the comments did not sit well with some survivors of those who perished on the planes, including Deena Burnett-Bailey, whose husband Thomas Burnett phoned her from that fateful flight saying, "I know we're going to die. There's three of us who are going to do something about it."
"Does Mark Wahlberg have a pilot's license? Then I think hindsight is 20/20 and it's insignificant to say what you would have done if you weren't there," she said.
Burnett-Bailey said "The plan for Flight 93 was foiled by heroes. For him to speculate that his presence on board could have stopped everything is silly and disrespectful. Sounds like someone is grandstanding."
On Tuesday, Wahlberg told TMZ he knows the crossed the line.
"To speculate about such a situation is ridiculous to begin with," he said. "I deeply
apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive, it was certainly not my intention."