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RSS FeedsEmma Teitel: Trump´s Walk of Fame star is under attack, but what about the rest of Hollywood´s condemned?
(The Star Travel)


10 august 2018 23:25:22

Emma Teitel: Trump´s Walk of Fame star is under attack, but what about the rest of Hollywood´s condemned?
(The Star Travel)

What’s the best way to stick it to United States President Donald Trump? If you’re an average American citizen you might say at the polls or in the streets via peaceful protest. If you’re a porn actress you might say in the sheets and in the courts a la Stormy Daniels. But if you’re a member of the West Hollywood city council, you might have a more grounded answer: on the walk of fame. This week, that city council unanimously passed a resolution requesting that the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce remove Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame: the fifteen blocks of pavement in Tinsel Town bearing the names of more than two thousand celebrities — and even a few cartoon characters (among them, Bugs Bunny, Shrek, and Donald Duck). In the minds of Hollywood mayor John Duran and his colleagues, the Trump name has no business sharing the pavement with any of them. Speaking to CNN recently, Duran said the following: “Earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is an honour. When one belittles and attacks minorities, immigrants, Muslims, people with disabilities or women — the honour no longer exists.” But what if one is a comedian convicted of multiple accounts of sexual assault? Or an actor accused of assaulting minors? Or a director accused of rape? Bill Cosby’s name remains intact on the walk of fame, despite his legacy of heinous crimes. So does Kevin Spacey’s, despite the mounting allegations against the disgraced actor. And so does director Brett Ratner’s despite the fact that last year, he joined the long list of Hollywood men accused of rape and serial sexual harassment. No one took a pickaxe recently to Ratner’s star or Spacey’s (an anti-Trump activist meanwhile defaced the president’s star with the tool and was charged with vandalism). Nor is the West Hollywood city council currently attempting to cleanse the walk of any controversial names besides Trump’s. Thi ...
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