WASHINGTON — The West Hollywood City Council has dealt a symbolic rebuke to the president, unanimously adopting a resolution calling for Donald Trump’s star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame to be permanently removed.
According to the resolution, the move is “due to [Trump’s] 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.”
The resolution, passed on Monday, also cites the Trump administration’s treatment of minors separated from their parents at the southern border, the president’s decision to restrict transgender soldiers from openly serving, his behavior around Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe into potential Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, his comments casting doubt on climate change and cuts to HIV/AIDS programs.
The resolution has been viewed as largely symbolic since the city does not specifically choose who receives stars and is not directly responsible for maintenance.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which selects honorees, has previously said that they will not make any changes.
The resolution, however, urges the body to revisit their standards.
Some conservatives have cried foul following the decision, pointing out that actor Kevin Spacey and comedian Bill Cosby are also honored on the Walk of Fame but have not received similar treatment.
Did the Hollywood City Council vote unanimously to remove Kevin Spacey’s star? No. Bill Cosby’s? Certainly his? Nope.
Instead, they voted to remove Donald Trump’s star. https://t.co/f2GJU1ubbh
— Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) August 7, 2018
And Kevin Spacey’s? Scotland Yard has six active investigations open for him now. And Bill Cosby? Convicted of sexual assault. Their stars are nearby. https://t.co/Wllkg1Inr9
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 7, 2018
Trump’s star was vandalized again last month.
On Monday, a Glendale, California man was charged with a felony count of vandalism. Austin Clay could face up to three years in prison. He allegedly took a pickaxe to the star, destroying it. The star had been vandalized several times in 2016.
In a statement, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said the star will be replaced.
“The Hollywood Historic Trust will repair the star immediately but requires several days of seasoning before it is polished,” the July 25 statement reads. “During that time, it will be covered to protect it.”
Trump received his star in 2007, with organizers citing the success of his reality show, NBC’s “The Apprentice,” and his history producing the Miss Universe Pageants.