The City Of West Hollywood Voted In Favor Of The Permanent Removal Of Donald Trump’s Star On The Walk Of Fame
In what might turn out to be a wholly symbolic act, the city of West Hollywood issued a resounding “Fuck You, Mr. President” and passed a resolution to remove Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In a unanimous decision, the West Hollywood City Council voted to ask the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to allow the star to remain a pulverized pile of dust, instead of being spit-shined and reinstalled on the Walk of Fame.
According to CBS News:
The resolution calls on the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove Mr. Trump’s star “due to 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.”
Austin Clay, the dude who decided to mine for gold directly underneath the President’s star, spoke at the meeting and urged its removal on the basis that it’s become a hot-point for vandalism, violence, and fake pee. In fact, according to TMZ, literal brawls have broken out on Hollywood Blvd. over an empty hole in the street that once held a concrete slab honoring the man who produced the Miss America Pageant in 2007, and is now the President of The United States. Sacha Baron Cohen doesn’t need a goofy TV show to find out Who is America. This is America.
The Hollywood Historic Trust had previously stated that they were going to replace the star post haste, but that it needed “several days of seasoning before it is polished.” which, I’m sorry, really sounds like they’re being cute and making a turd analogy.
Here’s a news segment about the meeting.
Not for nothing, the Hollywood Walk of Fame isn’t even in West Hollywood. The city of WeHo has no power to compel the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to do anything. In fact, the HCOC has already denied similar calls for WOF star removal. Calls to remove Bill Cosby’s star were rejected by the HCOC “citing its historical landmark status and a policy of not removing stars over public backlash”. That was before Bill Cosby was convicted of rape (my 12-year-old self is so confused by the words my now self just typed. Sorry, baby Meeks. Also, Johnny Depp isn’t cute anymore), nevertheless, they re-issued the same Cosby statement regarding Trump’s star. Here’s their official stance (via Entertainment Weekly):
“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees. 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. Our democracy is based on respect for the law. People can make a difference by voting and not destroying public property.”
So while Austin faces up to three years in the slammer on felony vandalism charges, the gritty streets of Hollywood Blvd., specifically the part right in front of the Forever 21 store, remain a battle-zone. Fallujah, eat your heart out.