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West Hollywood Wants Trump’s Walk Of Fame Star Gone For Good
Comments Off on West Hollywood Wants Trump’s Walk Of Fame Star Gone For Good | | August 28, 2018 4:16 PM

The West Hollywood City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday night urging that President Donald Trump’s star be removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

City officials voted on the measure just weeks after Trump’s star, placed in 2007, was obliterated by a vandal wielding a pickax. The tourist site has been vandalized several times since the president took office, and the most recent incident has set off discussions over whether the star should be taken away permanently due to the president’s divisive rhetoric.

The star has been the site of many protests since Trump was elected.

City officials voted on the measure just weeks after Trump’s star, placed in 2007, was obliterated by a vandal wielding a pickax. The tourist site has been vandalized several times since the president took office, and the most recent incident has set off discussions over whether the star should be taken away permanently due to the president’s divisive rhetoric.

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The star isn’t in West Hollywood, which has no power over it, but the resolution urges the city of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to take action.

“Getting a star is a privilege; it’s not a right,” West Hollywood’s Mayor Pro Tempore John D’Amico, who jointly put forth the resolution, said at a City Council meeting on Monday. “You have no right to a star on Hollywood [Boulevard] just because you’re famous.”

The meeting included more than a dozen public comments by those supportive of the removal and those vehemently opposed.

The star isn’t in West Hollywood, which has no power over it, but the resolution urges the city of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to take action.

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“Getting a star is a privilege; it’s not a right,” West Hollywood’s Mayor Pro Tempore John D’Amico, who jointly put forth the resolution, said at a City Council meeting on Monday. “You have no right to a star on Hollywood [Boulevard] just because you’re famous.”

The meeting included more than a dozen public comments by those supportive of the removal and those vehemently opposed.

The proposal got some boost from celebrities, including “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill.

“How about replacing it with someone who really earned it?” Hamill tweeted. He suggested the star be given instead to the late actress and author Carrie Fisher.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has said in the past it would not remove any stars.

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“Once a star has been added to the walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Leron Gubler, then the president of the group, told The Hollywood Reporter last month amid calls to get rid of Bill Cosby’s. “Because of this, we have never removed a star from the walk.”

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