After two separate acts of vandalism led to the destruction of President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the West Hollywood city council has voted to remove the star from the landmark.
The announcement was made via Twitter on Monday (August 6) by John Duran, the mayor of West Hollywood.
According to the resolution, Trump’s “disturbing treatment of women,” hand behind family separations and denial of climate change unequivocally demand his removal. While the city council was unanimous in the decision, it does not mean the the star will definitely be removed.
Leron Gubler, the president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, has agreed to discuss the resolution, he’s also emphasized West Hollywood’s lack of “jurisdiction over the Hollywood Walk of Fame” since it does not actually reside in their city.
This isn't the first time a star removal was demanded by the public or otherwise. In 2015, there were widespread calls to remove Bill Cosby’s star. Gulber refused to entertain the notion, stating, “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.”
For now the star stays, but don't be surprised to see another pickaxe crusader attack the star in the future.