Standing before all of Hollywood at last night’s Academy Awards, confronted by an inquisitorial teddy bear, Mark Wahlberg refused to deny his Lord and savior:
Ted: “You’ve got a ‘berg’ on the end of your name. Are you Jewish?”
Mark Wahlberg: “No, I’m Catholic.”
Ted: “Wrong answer. Try again.”
Give that man a Laetare Medal! (Though the Times of Israel , which deemed the segment vaguely anti-semitic, might object.)
The Boogie Nights star also has drawn criticism in the past due to reports (which he contests) that he turned down a role in Brokeback Mountain on advice of his priest.