News

Culture

Hollywood City Council Votes to Remove Trump’s Walk of Fame Star Over ‘His Disturbing Treatment of Women’

The star of President Donald Trump is pictured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, April 5, 2016. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

The West Hollywood city council voted unanimously Monday evening in favor of urging the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to permanently remove president Trump’s star from the Walk of Fame.

“The City Council will 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,” read the agenda item voted on Monday night, which was obtained by the Hollywood Reporter.

The star, unveiled in 2007 to commemorate Trump’s production of the Miss Universe pageant, has been the repeated target of vandalism and the site of multiple violent confrontations between Trump supporters and protesters. Most recently, a 24-year-old man destroyed the star with a pick axe late last month and was subsequently charged with felony vandalism.

A staff report accompanying the resolution listed a number of additional factors the panel considered in voting to remove the star, including, “the separation of children from their parents at the United States border; Denial of findings from the United States intelligence community regarding Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, and the continued refusal to hold Russia accountable for its crimes; Denial of the impacts of climate change on the world, and the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement; His treatment of transgender individuals, including his reversal of an Obama administration era policy to allow transgender individuals to serve in the military; Plans to divert funding from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to cover the cost of child detainment tied to its ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy.”

The unanimous vote does not guarantee the star’s removal. In 2015, the Hollywood chamber of commerce refused to heed calls for the removal of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby’s star, citing a policy that prevents the body from responding to public backlash.

“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark. Once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk,” chamber of commerce president and CEO Leron Gubler emailed the Hollywood Reporter at the time.

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

The Worst Cover-Up of All Time

President Donald Trump may be guilty of many things, but a cover-up in the Mueller probe isn’t one of them. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, attempting to appease forces in the Democratic party eager for impeachment, is accusing him of one, with all the familiar Watergate connotations. The charge is strange, ... Read More
World

Theresa May: A Political Obituary

On Friday, Theresa May, perhaps the worst Conservative prime minister in recent history, announced her resignation outside of number 10 Downing Street. She will step down effective June 7. “I have done my best,” she insisted. “I have done everything I can. . . . I believe it was right to persevere even ... Read More
PC Culture

TV Before PC

Affixing one’s glance to the rear-view mirror is usually as ill-advised as staring at one’s own reflection. Still, what a delight it was on Wednesday to see a fresh rendition of “Those Were the Days,” from All in the Family, a show I haven’t watched for nearly 40 years. This time it was Woody Harrelson ... Read More
Politics & Policy

The Democrats’ Other Class War

There is a class war going on inside the Democratic party. Consider these two cris de couer: Writing in the New York Times under the headline “America’s Cities Are Unlivable — Blame Wealthy Liberals,” Farhad Manjoo argues that rich progressives have, through their political domination of cities such as ... Read More
Culture

The Deepfake of Nancy Pelosi

You’ve almost made it to a three-day weekend! Making the click-through worthwhile: A quick note about how National Review needs your help, concerns about “deepfakes” of Nancy Pelosi, one of the most cringe-inducing radio interviews of all time, some news about where to find me and the book in the near ... Read More
White House

For Democrats, the Party’s Over

If the Democrats are really tempted by impeachment, bring it on. Since the day after the 2016 election they have been threatening this, placing their chips on the Russian-collusion fantasy and then on the phantasmagoric charade of obstruction of justice. The attorney general accurately gave the ingredients of the ... Read More