Unfortunately, we live in a time where hurt feelings take priority over everything else. Donald Trump, a man people adored and wanted to be, earned his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. However, since he became president, people who disagree with his politics have continuously vandalized the star.
Now the City of West Hollywood has approved a proposal to remove the star, making Trump the first person in history to have their star removed from the Walk of Fame.
West Hollywood’s five-member city council passed the measure unanimously on Monday evening, allowing it to move forward with a request to remove the star, which has been vandalized several times since Trump took office last year.
It now plans to send a formal letter to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles City Council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for consideration. The Chamber of Commerce would have the final say in removing the star.
Brought forth by West Hollywood council members John D’Amico and Lindsey Horvath, the proposal cited the president’s treatment of women and his views on climate change as catalysts.
The West Hollywood City Council released the following statement: “Similar to how certain members of the entertainment community have been removed from the Academy of Motion Pictures, due to their actions toward women, reflecting a stance on their values by the Academy, this is an opportunity for decision-makers to take a stand on their values in support of women and against disturbing treatment of women.”
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce tweeted out, “When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalize a California State landmark. People can make a difference by voting & not destroying public property.”
When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalize a California State landmark. People can make a difference by voting & not destroying public property. Read statement https://t.co/cRuHtfrN9R pic.twitter.com/NSDZQxSnBK
— Hollywood Chamber (@HollywoodArea) July 25, 2018
I find it interesting that they have approved removing the president’s star, but they rejected a proposal to remove Bill Cosby’s star because, “Once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce CEO Leron Gubler added, “Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk.”
Looks like they have changed their mind about that!