News // THE FATE OF TRUMP'S WALK OF FAME STAR

Updated: Aug 7, 2018

The WeHo City Council could decide if the President's star stays or goes.



UPDATE: The vote from the West Hollywood City Council was unanimous, calling for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove President Donald Trump's star from the Walk of Fame. The city of WeHo has no jurisdiction over the Hollywood Walk fo Fame, but the adoption of the resolution is a public call for the star's removal after several attempts and successes at destroying it. This marks the first time a public sector group has ever asked for a star to be removed. The president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has said the group respects the resolution from WeHo, but there are no plans to remove any stars from the Hollywood Walk of Fame at this time.


Since it was unveiled in 2007, President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been vandalized multiple times and completely destroyed twice, most recently in July. Due to its contention, as well as a push for the President's moral prowess, the West Hollywood City Council will vote tonight, August 6, 2018, on whether or not the star is allowed to remain.


After its most recent destruction, the star's future was discussed among the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the organization that maintains the Walk of Fame. The group released a statement saying it would not back the removal of any star from the Walk of Fame, even due to backlash. A similar statement was made after calls for the removal of Bill Cosby's star rolled in following the claims of sexual misconduct on behalf of the comedy legend.


While the WeHo City Council does not hold jurisdiction over the Walk of Fame, due to the landmark's historic status, it can pose a suggestion to the Los Angeles City Council in urging the star's removal. In an agenda item marked for the Monday night meeting, the it's noted "The City Council wil 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."


Other matters being listed as potential 'proof' of the need for the star's removal include the separation of children from their parents at the border, the denial of the impacts from climate change on the world, the treatment of transgendered individuals by the president, and the Russian interference with the 2016 election.


This article will be updated with the WeHo City Council's decision, once it's been announced.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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