​Donald Trump’s Walk Of Fame Star To Be Removed

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a who's who in the celeb world - as of this year, it currently features over 2,600 stars spanning categories of motion pictures, television, radio, recording and live performance/theatre. Some Hollywood figures even have several stars across different areas (you didn't know that was a thing, did you?), while others have received theirs posthumously - like Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, who was awarded his earlier this year.

But of those thousands of big names, it seems like there's one that won't be there for much longer - a certain Donald Trump.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the Walk of Fame, has voted 'unanimously' to approve a resolution that urges it and the Los Angeles City Council to permanently remove the current president's star.

Over the years, the star has been vandalised countless times since it was unveiled back in 2007. It's even been completely destroyed twice - mostly recently in July, when 24-year-old Austin Mikel Clay allegedly took to it with a pick-axe.

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In October 2016, weeks before Trump won the presidential election, a man posing as a construction worker took a sledgehammer and pickaxe to the star. Unlike the July incident, he only broke a few pieces away, but most of it remained intact.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the council discussed the removal of the star at a meeting on Monday evening.

The agenda item read: "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."

After the meeting, a council rep emailed THR saying: "At this evening's regular City Council meeting, the West Hollywood City Council voted unanimously to approve the Resolution."

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The decision comes after The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce had previously stated it would never remove a star over backlash.

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leron Gubler explained to The Hollywood Reporter: "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."

Well, there has to be a first for everything, we suppose...

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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