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07th Aug 2018

Donald Trump’s star ‘to be permanently removed’ from Hollywood Walk of Fame

Alan Loughnane

We await his inevitable tweets on the subject…

The city of West Hollywood approved a proposal to remove President Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday.

West Hollywood’s five-member city council passed the measure unanimously on Monday evening. The decision allows it to move forward with a request to remove the star, which has been badly vandalised on several occasions since Trump took office last year.

Prior to the meeting on Monday, the council agenda stated: “The City Council will consider adopting a resolution urging the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove President Donald J. Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 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.”

However, the decision to remove the star is not the West Hollywood city council’s to make. They merely approved a resolution to urge the Los Angeles City Council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to take action.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has refused past efforts to remove the stars of disgraced actors, including Bill Cosby and Kevin Spacey, so it looks likely that this latest attempt will end in failure.

“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 president and chief executive of the chamber, said in 2015 during efforts to remove Cosby’s marker, the Los Angeles Times reported. “Because of this, we have never removed a star from the walk.”