Late last month, someone destroyed President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a pickax, becoming the 2nd person to demolish it, and just one of innumerable others who have vandalized it. The organization behind the Walk of Fame replaced the star within a day and vowed—as it has for years—that it would never remove a name from the Walk. But a few California lawmakers are trying to change that.
The West Hollywood City Council will consider a resolution Monday urging the Los Angeles City Council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to strip President Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The council's agenda item states the move was prompted by Trump's "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," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Examples include the Donald Trump administration's position on climate change, immigration, and Russia's attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, a council report added.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce previously refused to take away Bill Cosby's star over public backlash prompted by sexual misconduct allegations leveled at the actor and comedian, according to the magazine.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame, a popular tourist destination, has become a flashpoint for anti-Trump demonstrations, some of which turned violent in July.
Trump's star, dedicated in 2007 for Trump’s role on NBC’s “The Apprentice," has also been damaged by protesters, including last month by a man wielding a pickax.
Ever since the Walk of Fame was unveiled in the late 1950s, it has been run by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, a non-governmental organization that decides who receives the stars and adds them to the Walk. The Walk itself is maintained by the City of LA, implying Trump's star was replaced with taxpayer money. Even if the West Hollywood City Council's resolution passes, the Chamber and the City of LA could always decline to remove the star.
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