The West Hollywood City Council just announced that they have voted to remove Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame star.
Last week, someone vandalized the star, and authorities recently charged the suspect. On July 25th, one day after the incident, Austin Mikel Clay turned himself in. Authorities released him on $20,000 bail.
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 Walk of Fame features over 2,800 stars honoring people in broadcast television, motion pictures, music, radio and theater. EM Stuart created it in 1953 to
“maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.”
Since then, the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been a tourist attraction, inducting an average of 24 new stars a year. Over the past two years, vandals have peed on Trump’s star, destroyed it (twice), built a wall around it, and covered it with anti-hate stickers.
According to CNN, Trump had to pay $30,000 for the ‘creation and installation of the star in 2007 after the chamber approved his nomination’.Twitter wasted no time in sharing their feelings on the matter.
Some responded with humor, suggesting the star be replaced honoring the person who recently destroyed the star.
"West Hollywood City council unanimously passes resolution asking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the Donald Trump star on Hollywood Walk of Fame."
Replace it with this. pic.twitter.com/JcI5OW9IOq
— Hillary Warned Us (@HillaryWarnedUs) August 7, 2018
Good morning to everyone, especially West Hollywood City Council who unanimously voted to remove Trump’s star from the Walk of Fame.
*STANDBY FOR FULL BLOWN ADULT MAN BABY TWITTER TANTRUM*
— 🇭🇹 (@blk_ginger) August 7, 2018
While some Twitter users found it odd that people such as Bill Cosby and Kevin Spacey, whom Hollywood has put under fire for sexual assault allegations (and some pending trial) still have stars on the Walk of Fame.
California city council passed a resolution to remove the Walk of Fame star for President Donald Trump, citing his “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.”
— Fuad Alakbarov (@DrAlakbarov) August 7, 2018
While some took a stronger stance on the issue immediately pointing out the hypocrisy. It’s ironic that we only want celebrities on our side when it benefits our platform; otherwise, we deem it as “out of place” or “uneducated.”
America has never had a President who is a former “celebrity.”
I don't believe Trump's star should be removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
It should be a constant reminder that the US entrusted our most important duties to a man whose only experience was being on reality TV.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) August 7, 2018
Ironic that #MAGA heads are mad that the "West Hollywood City Council" voted to remove Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I thought you people hated celebrities. Remember when you called Obama a celebrity as an insult? Now you WANT Trump to be a celebrity? #NoLogic
— Lady (@realityfangirl1) August 7, 2018
Amidst the craziness…Mark Hamil was quick to offer a replacement for Trump’s star.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 6, 2018
It’s only a matter of time before Trump takes to Twitter to bash the West Hollywood City Council for removing his star. It is no secret that ever since Trump’s election into office, political tension has been at an all time high. Due to the historic nature of the Walk of Fame, controversial people are not usually removed, so Trump will be the first one to receive this dishonor.