Foot, meet mouth.

Comments made by actor Mark Wahlberg have sparked public outrage.

In the February issue of Men’s Journal, Wahlberg addresses the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The Departed star was reportedly scheduled to be a passenger on one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center, but ended up not onboard.

Wahlberg implies in the interview that, had he been on the flight, things may have gone differently:

“If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. 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.’”

Public reaction to Wahlberg’s comments have been universally negative. After much criticism, Wahlberg issued an apology today, telling gossip website TMZ.com:

“To suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible. To speculate about such a situation is ridiculous to begin with. I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive, it was certainly not my intention.”

What do you think of Wahlberg’s remarks? Was his statement an insult to the victims of 9/11 and the heroes of that day? Leave a comment below.