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Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star has been vandalized twice with images such as a swastika with a miniature border wall and, recently, smashed into pieces.
The West Hollywood City Council has had enough of the polarization surrounding the President and his star. Because of this, the council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution which asks to remove his star from the Walk of Fame. Mayor John Duran feels that the push to remove Trump’s star is purely symbolic and has nothing to do with the fact that the President is a conservative Republican.
West Hollywood City council unanimously passes resolution asking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the Donald Trump star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. #horcruxdestroyed #bellicose #belligerent #unAmericanvalues #MakeAmericaintoAmericaAgain
— JohnDuran (@JohnDuran) August 7, 2018
The council states that, “disturbing treatment of women and other actions that do not meet the shared values of the City of West Hollywood, the region, state, and country.” The resolution touched on Trump’s policy of separating families at the border, his comments on the “Access Hollywood” tape, and the fact that he denied any Russian interference with the 2016 election.
The West Hollywood City Council is simply urging the Los Angeles City Council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the star because they do not have any control over the Walk of Fame. Mayor John Duran told The Washington Post on Monday night, “To think that we would pay tribute to someone who’s causing such a horrible disaster to our country’s values.” The city’s resolution also asks that the officials overseeing the Walk of Fame reconsider the qualifications for earning a star because of the #MeToo movement.
The city of West Hollywood has voted unanimously in favour of removing Donald Trump’s star from the Walk of Fame
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) August 7, 2018
Although the council didn’t try to make this removal for those accused of misconduct during this movement, Duran assures that it is because Trump is the “leader of the free world,” and that men like Bill Cosby have had their time in court.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has refused to remove previous stars stating, “The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark. Once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk.”
Even so, around 100 people gathered at the city hall Monday night where some people took their emotions to the next level. A transgender man came to the microphone to speak in favor of Trump’s star removal, which was followed by someone in the audience who said, “You’re actually a woman. Start acting like a girl.” Mayor Duran stated that the behavior from some of the audience members, “pretty much solidified that what we’re doing is right.”
here’s an idea: re-pave it. instead of a star install a hydrant. put a plaque on it with Donald J. Trump in gold letters. let dogs relieve themselves on the hydrant. let humans relieve themselves on the hydrant.
a true tribute to his work in *films*
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) August 7, 2018