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  • Actor Donnie Wahlberg Under Fire for Snubbing Gay 'Brother' to Endorse Marco Rubio

    Wahlberg Once Heralded as LGBT Ally and Hero for Supporting Gay Bandmate's Right to Marriage Endorses GOP Candidate Who Would Repeal It

    Donnie Wahlberg is a founding member of the boy band New Kids on the Block, an actor starring in CBS' 'Blue Bloods,' and now a Marco Rubio supporter. Wahlberg claims he's never voted for a Republican before, but has now embraced the ultra-conservative Christian evangelical Marco Rubio and is even stumping for him,

    But Wahlberg is under fire for supporting the very anti-gay Marco Rubio after proudly supporting his gay "brother" – as he calls his bandmate Jonathan Knight-Rodr – and same-sex marriage last June, on the day the Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marriage:

     

    In fact, Marco Rubio has repeatedly attacked same-sex marriage and says he has a plan to overturn or reverse the Supreme Court's ruling.

    Stunningly, Rubio's supporters are claiming the Wahlberg endorsement shows their candidate is making the GOP more inclusive:

    Not only has Wahlberg endorsed Rubio, he wants a Rubio/Fiorina ticket:

    And Wahlberg even tweeted this:

    Of course, perhaps it all makes sense. His wife is anti-vaccine queen Jenny McCarthy:

     

    This article has been updated to clarify Knight is not Wahlberg's biological brother

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    • commented 2016-02-22 15:29:07 -0500
      He doesn’t support me. I don’t support him. My single viewing of “Blue Bloods” won’t make a difference, but I’ve deleted all unseen, saved episodes and the timer for future episodes.

    • commented 2016-02-22 13:27:58 -0500
      Actually, Donnie has stated many times that he doesn’t agree with Rubio on every issue. (meaning this one!) but still believes he is the best choice to be able to run the country.

      In case you haven’t noticed, we don’t have the best choices. Its like trying to figure out who is the least bad.

    • commented 2016-02-22 09:15:32 -0500
      Liked him as an actor on Blue Bloods, but cannot support his choices. Period !

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