Olivia Wilde and Kat Dennings may have already weighed in on Justin Bieber‘s fondness for taking off his shirt, but fellow shirtless enthusiast Mark Wahlberg is more concerned about the young popstar’s outrageous antics.
The former wild child – who developed a cocaine addiction and blinded a man all before the age of 21 – has given the 19-year-old some sound advice on staying out of trouble while in the public spotlight.
“Justin, are you listening? Don’t be so naughty,” Wahlberg reportedly said in an interview with The Sun. “Be a nice boy, pull your trousers up, make your mom proud and stop smoking weed, you little b**tard.”
“He’s a teenager living in a different day and age. I was in prison before I got a record out and I don’t think he’s been to prison,” he added. As a teenager, Wahlberg served 45 days out of a two-year sentence at Boston’s Deer Island House for assault.
The actor has since apologized for his actions, saying in a 2006 interview with ABC, “I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes.”
So, given Bieber’s recent past of scuffling with the paparazzi, peeing into mop buckets, spitting on nightclub goers and getting caught with drugs on his tour bus, maybe Wahlberg is onto a little something here. Just saying.