West Hollywood City Council voted this week to approve a proposal calling for President Trump’s star to be removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The City Council confirmed it “voted unanimously to approve” the decision, which urges the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to take away the Hollywood star.
It now plans to forward a proposal to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles City Council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for consideration, ABC News reported this morning.
West Hollywood council members John D’Amico and Lindsey Horvath reportedly introduced forth the decision to remove Donald Trump’s star, which was unveiled in 2007, citing Trump’s alleged treatment of women.
“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,”
“Having a ‘star’ on the Walk of Fame is a privilege that is highly sought after by those in the entertainment industry, allowing Mr. Trump to continue to have a star in light of his behavior toward women, particularly in the #timesup and #metoo movements, should not be acceptable in the Hollywood and entertainment industry communities,” the resolution continued, referring to recent movements against sexual misconduct.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has stated up to now that it would not take away star due to a possible backlash. But the City Council additionally clarified in its decision that the Walk of Fame remains to be the “property of the City of Los Angeles” and that they have “ultimate responsibility for the condition and maintenance of the Walk of Fame.”
Trump’s star has been in the news a lot for vandalization numerous times. Including people using an ax to destroy the star, which was later replaced. Austin Clay later claimed accountability for vandalizing Trump’s star and turned himself into police headquarters. He was reportedly bailed out by a person who vandalized the star years prior, James Otis.
Source: The Hill