Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Might Be Completely Removed
By Yoon Sann Wong, 07 Aug 2018
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A proposal to remove Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star, bestowed in 2007 for Trump’s contributions as a producer to the Miss Universe pageant, has been unanimously passed by the five-member West Hollywood City Council.
West Hollywood Mayor John Duran tweeted on Monday night, “West Hollywood City council unanimously passes resolution asking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the Donald Trump star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Trump’s star has seen multiple acts of vandalism since he became US President, with the most recent case occurring on 25 July, when the star was nearly wholly destroyed with a pickaxe and had graffiti sprayed on it.
The West Hollywood City Council now intends to send a formal letter of consideration to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles City Council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with regards to the complete removal of Trump’s star.
The final decision rests in the hands of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
West Hollywood Council members John D’Amico and Lindsey Horvath put forth the proposal, citing Trump’s “disturbing treatment of women and other actions,” such as his denial of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 Presidential election despite findings from US intelligence agencies, as catalysts.
The Council also advocates reevaluating the qualifications required to be added to the Walk of Fame.
Trump’s star isn’t the first to receive calls for removal. In 2015, activists championed for the removal of Bill Cosby’s star following multiple sexual assault allegations against the actor. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, however, denied appeal.
Leron Gubler, former president and chief executive of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, explained during that time that once a star had been installed into the walk, it was considered a part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s history.
Thus far, no star has ever been removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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
[via Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Weekly, main image via Hayk_Shalunts / Shutterstock.com]
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