After being pummeled by a pickax and a heavy hammer, on two separate occasions, the West Hollywood City Council has voted to remove President Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The vote to remove the star was unanimous as per Mayor John Duran’s tweet on Monday. The council will send a formal letter to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles City Council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to consider removing it permanently.
But it doesn’t seem like it will actually happen from the sounds of this statement from the chamber.
“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark. Once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk,” said Leron Gubler, the organization’s president, and CEO.
Board members John D’Amico and Lindsey Horvath proposed to solution to remove Trump’s star, which was granted to him in 2007 for his work on the Miss Universe Pageant, in view of 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.”
“Having a ‘star’ on the Walk of Fame is a privilege that is highly sought after by those in the entertainment industry, allowing Mr. Trump to continue to have a star in light of his behavior toward women, particularly in the #timesup and #metoo movements, should not be acceptable in the Hollywood and entertainment industry communities,” the resolution said.
Since the Walk of Fame, which holds 2,500 stars, is the property of the City of Los Angeles, the city has an ultimate choice.
Donald Trump’s star has gotten destroyed. A man assaulted it with a heavy hammer a month before the 2016 Presidential election, and a month ago a protester took a pickax to it.