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City Council To Consider Removal of Trump’s Star From Hollywood Walk of Fame

According to CBS’s Los Angeles affiliate, the West Hollywood City Council will consider a resolution calling for the removal of President Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame landmark.

The resolution claims the star should be removed “due to his disturbing treatment of women and other actions that do not meet with the shared values of the City of West Hollywood, the region, state, and country.”

Trump received the star in 2007 for producing the Miss America Pageant.

The resolution cites several reasons for the removal of the star, including Trump’s Access Hollywood tape scandal, immigration policies, Russian interference in the 2016 election, his stance on climate change, his treatment of the transgender community, among others.

The resolution was initiated by the Mayor Pro Tempore John D’Amico and Councilmember Lindsey Horvath.

Missing from the resolution is the condemnation of several other celebrities that have stars, including alleged pedophile Kevin Spacey (whose is located next to Trump’s), Brett Ratner, who has been accused by several women of harassment and assault, and Bill Cosby, who has been accused of sexual misconduct and rape.

In fact, in 2015, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce rejected requests for the removal of Cosby’s star, claiming “the answer is no” and that “once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

“Stars are awarded for professional achievement to the world of entertainment and contributions to the community,” Johnny Grant, former chair member of the Hollywood Walk of Fame committee told CBS Los Angeles. “A celebrity’s politics, philosophy, irrational behavior, outrageous remarks, or anything like that have never been cause to remove a Walk of Fame star.”

Since Trump announced his candidacy, his star has been vandalized multiple times and destroyed twice, most recently last month with a pickaxe.

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