Hollywood Desperately Trying To Erase Trump’s Name

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(TheRedWire.com) – A movement to erase former President Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been gaining traction, with a petition launched in 2020 by Andrew Rudick now boasting over 4,200 supporters. Rudick has been actively lobbying several city bodies to permanently eliminate Trump’s star, arguing that it’s time for the city to move beyond mere rhetoric and take concrete action.

Trump’s star, which he received in 2007 for his achievements in entertainment, notably his production of “The Apprentice” and the Miss Universe Pageant, has been a point of contention. It has been repeatedly vandalized and restored, but no star has been permanently removed from the Walk of Fame.

The issue of removing the star is wrapped in complexity. Los Angeles City Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez, representing the district that includes the Walk of Fame, acknowledged the lack of precedent for such an action. He stated that the city is currently investigating the legalities and procedures involved in star removal.

The public’s opinion on this matter is mixed. Some visitors to the Walk of Fame, as reported by KTLA, believe Trump’s star should remain a piece of history, regardless of personal opinions about him. Others wouldn’t mind seeing it gone.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the Walk of Fame, clarified to KTLA that they do not have the power to remove stars. This ongoing debate around Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame mirrors the broader controversy and division surrounding his political and public life.

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