Fake stars bearing Donald Trump’s name have popped up on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after his original one was vandalized.
A conservative street artist placed as many as 50 bogus Trump stars on the Walk of Fame on Thursday.
The artist, who wants to remain anonymous, printed Trump’s name on dozens of sheets of adhesive floor vinyl before sticking them randomly onto blank tiles along the sidewalk.
Fake stars bearing Donald Trump’s name popped up on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday after his original one was vandalized
‘Rip up the president’s Walk of Fame star or try to have it removed – like you’re the mayor of West Hollywood or something – and 30 more will pop up,’ the artist told The Hollywood Reporter.
He said he was motivated by the destruction of Trump’s star and the recent decision by the West Hollywood City Council to remove his name from the Walk of Fame because of his alleged treatment of women.
‘I didn’t want to get hit over the head from behind. We thought Trump Derangement Syndrome was a joke, but I’m pretty sure it’s real. If no one peels these off, they could last there for 10 years,’ the artist said.
The West Hollywood City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution seeking the removal of Trump’s star.
The artist said he was motivated by the recent destruction of Trump’s star (above), which resulted in a 24-year-old man being charged with vandalism
Trump’s star has been barricaded off as it is repaired following the vandalism last month
The council has no jurisdiction over the Walk of Fame in neighboring Hollywood, and voted only to urge the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which runs the attraction, to remove it.
The council vote came after a man used a pickax to destroy the star last month and was charged with a felony count of vandalism.
Austin Clay, 24, was charged with one felony count of vandalism over the destruction.
The star, which has been repaired, recognized Trump for his work on the reality show ‘The Apprentice.’
It has become the setting for various anti-Trump protests since the Republican announced his presidential run in 2015. It has been pulverized before with heavy tools, only to be swiftly repaired.