Donald Trump’s presence on the Hollywood Walk of Fame could soon be a thing of the past, after plans to remove his star received significant backing.
The West Hollywood City Council has voted unanimously to approve a resolution that urges the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to permanently remove his star.
The resolution was backed at a council meeting on Monday evening, with the agenda item citing his “disturbing treatment of women” among the reasons for the star’s proposed removal.
“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”, the item stated.
But the final decision rests with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, who have previously resisted calls to remove the stars of controversial figures.
In December 2015, they resisted impassioned calls for the removal of Bill Cosby’s star from the Walk of Fame, after the iconic entertainer faced multiples sexual assault claims.
To date, there has not been a single star removed from the Walk of Fame.
In a statement, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce CEO Leon Gubler told 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.”
The latest attempt to remove Trump’s star comes a week after it was smashed up for the second time. Austin Mikel Clay, 24, has been charged with vandalism and stands accused of using a pickaxe to smash the president’s star on Hollywood Boulevard on July 25.