Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Mysteriously Multiplies

Esequiel Farfan
Agosto 11, 2018

A kind of symbolic war played out in Hollywood during the summer of 2018, when some critics and opponents of President Donald Trump turned their attentions to his star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame.

The remains of President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

Earlier this week, the West Hollywood City Council unanimously approved a resolution to urge the Los Angeles City Council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to permanently remove Trump's star, citing his "disturbing treatment of women and other actions that do not meet the shared values" of the city.

On 9 August, reports and photographs emerged suggesting that someone had supplemented President Trump's smashed-up star with several replicas, sticking them via adhesive to squares of pavement along the famous thoroughfare.

He said they printed stars on floor vinyl, and covered the stars while they were being installed in order to avoid being attacked by any detractors.

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Meanwhile, a possible Trump 2020 presidential oponent said stop focusing on his Hollywood star and concentrate on flipping Congress in the mid-tern election.

"I didn't want to get hit over the head from behind". In 2016, 53-year-old James Lambert Otis was videoed destroying the star with a jackhammer and a pickax.

"We thought Trump Derangement Syndrome was a joke, but I'm pretty sure it's real", the artist, who wished to remain anonymous told the outlet. "If no one peels these off, they could last there for 10 years".

A Twitter account called "The Faction" claimed responsibility for the vandalism, warning that more stars would appear if Trump's namesake is removed. "A young and anonymous entrepreneur" helped fund the group's objective, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Numerous stars, though, were peeled off during the day, with some saying that they feared vandalism if the fake stars stayed.

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