Fake Trump Stars are Multiplying on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Lawrence Kim
August 10, 2018

The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously approved a resolution seeking to remove President Donald Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

A Twitter account called "The Faction" claimed responsibility for the vandalism, warning that more stars would appear if Trump's namesake is removed.

Donald Trump's star on the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd. on December 10, 2016, in Los Angeles. In 2016, 53-year-old James Lambert Otis was videoed destroying the star with a jackhammer and a pickax.

The stars, printed on sheets of floor vinyl with adhesive backing, cost $1,000 and were financed in part by "a young and anonymous entrepreneur", according to the Reporter.

An onlooker said one of the stickers was placed over disgraced actor Kevin Spacey's star.

"Look this whole politics has turned into a circus and it's back and forth, we get trapped into playing their games of yelling back and forth and symbolic gestures, I'm into real work".

A member of The Faction who spoke to the Hollywood Reporter said he was motivated not only by the destruction of the president's star but also the West Hollywood City Council's vote to recommend its removal due to accusations he has mistreated women.

"Keep taking down the @realDonaldTrump star, and we will further spread Trump Derangement Syndrome by installing a never ending stream of stars", the group, that nicknamed themselves the "MAGA Legion", tweeted Thursday.

While the artist asserted that the collection of stars "could last there for 10 years" if no one made a decision to remove them, an employee of Ripley's Believe It or Not! told the outlet that they were taken off due to a concern that vandalism would happen again. A Walk of Fame maintenance crew member said workers began removing the stars at 5 a.m. Thursday, and eventually "found about 50 stars".

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