Even after President Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star was replaced following the recent vandalism that destroyed it, it’s continuing to be a political flashpoint.
The city council of West Hollywood voted unanimously on Monday to ask the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to agree to remove Trump’s star entirely.
According to The Hill, the council sent a letter saying that they wanted Trump’s star banned from the famous sidewalk “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,” they added, not getting into any detail about that alleged behavior.
Their letter prompted a lot of people to point out other celebrities honored on the Walk of Fame that have been accused or convicted of abusing women — and in some cases, children — but are not having their stars even considered for removal. Comedic actor Bill Cosby, who has been convicted of sexual assault and accused of numerous instances of rape and child sex abuse, has his star still intact.
Now “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, is proposing that a different celebrity have their star put in place of Trump’s, which sits right next to actor Kevin Spacey’s star.
If you don’t recall, Spacey was accused last year of multiple instances of sexual assault of boys. He publicly apologized to one of them and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, sought treatment after the accusations came out.
His star remains, and Hamill wants to put deceased actress Carrie Fisher’s star right next to it in place of Trump’s. Fisher, who played Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” died in 2016.
“How about replacing it with someone who really earned it? Like @carrieffisher,” wrote Hamill on Twitter.
His followers were quick to point out a couple things.
“These need to go first,” wrote Paul Garfunkel, posting photos of Cosby’s and Spacey’s stars.
“Are you trying to start some kind of Star War?” asked @talesddc.