Donald Trump Went from Having One Walk of Fame Star to 30
Anonymous conservative artist made a surprising move in Hollywood after a sad, silly vote from the city council
The West Hollywood City Council recently voted to remove President Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame — but the chief executive has ended up with even more stars after that vote.
An anonymous conservative artist put down laminated vinyl stars over empty spaces on the famous sidewalk, according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR).
The stars all have Donald Trump’s name — and the conservative artist has put down (so far, anyway) 30 of them.
The effort reportedly cost $1,000 and was funded by an entrepreneur.
“Rip up the president’s Walk of Fame star or try to have it removed — like you’re the mayor of West Hollywood or something — and 30 more will pop up,” the anonymous conservative artist told The Hollywood Reporter.
The artist went on to call his team “The Faction.”
The man claimed the stars that he and his team put down could last 10 years, but an employee with Ripley’s Believe It or Not! told THR that the Trump vinyls were removed due to concerns of vandalism.
“Not only would the star be destroyed, but it would damage our property,” said the employee.
Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has become controversial ever since he announced he was running for the highest office in the land.
Though he earned the star for something completely distinct from his political career — he got it for producing the Miss Universe pageants — anti-Trumpers have targeted the spot and vandalized it multiple times.
After the West Hollywood City Council reportedly voted unanimously to remove the star, the Los Angeles mayor came out against the move.