In response to President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame being repeatedly destroyed and the site of many fights, the West Hollywood City council unanimously voted to pass a resolution for the star’s removal.
West Hollywood Mayor, John Duran, joyfully reported the news on his Twitter account:
West Hollywood City council unanimously passes resolution asking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the Donald Trump star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. #horcruxdestroyed #bellicose #belligerent #unAmericanvalues #MakeAmericaintoAmericaAgain
— JohnDuran (@JohnDuran) August 7, 2018
The West Hollywood City Council voted tonight on a proposal to urge the LA City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove President Trump’s Star on the Walk of Fame. The resolution passed unanimously. Rachel Kim reports. pic.twitter.com/IuM8iutTMY
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) August 7, 2018
The city council, however, does not have the power to actually remove the star; that falls on the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The chamber will now refer the resolution to their executive board.
BREAKING: West Hollywood City Council voted unanimously to remove President Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, says the mayor. It will now make a formal recommendation for its removal to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. pic.twitter.com/AmweQP0tB9
— AJ+ (@ajplus) August 7, 2018
The star’s removal is due in part to Trump’s sexual assault accusations, causing many to wonder why actors like Kevin Spacey and Bill Cosby still have stars remaining on the walk, since they also have accusations of sexual misconduct.
Bill Cosby, Kevin Spacey, and countless rape enablers get to keep their stars though, because Drumpf. https://t.co/iuzIdC4Lsg
— Jeremiah Stephan Dunleavy IV (@JerryDunleavy) August 6, 2018
Are we gonna do this sort of bullshit for literally every single person who is revealed to be controversial? Johnny Depp, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, and Bill Cosby all have stars. Who cares?
It’s a STAR on a SLAB of CONCRETE on the GROUND in the DIRTIEST PART of LA ffs! https://t.co/94tbEU1oxX
— Chris Ray Gun (@ChrisRGun) August 7, 2018
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Leron Gubler, told The Hollywood Reporter that Cosby’s star will not be removed.
“Once a star has been added to the walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Gubler said. “Because of this, we have never removed a star from the walk.”
Spacey’s star is located right next to Trump’s and does not get the same level of vandalism, if any at all.
— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) September 4, 2015