With the West Hollywood City Council unanimously voting to remove Trump’s star, questions must now be asked why they’re allowing others to stay.
As internet novelist Phen Weston once pondered: “What sanctuary is there in indulging the whims of falling stars?”
If you happen to sit on the West Hollywood City Council, you don’t much care, as they’ve unanimously passed a resolution to forever remove Donald Trump’s star from the Walk of Fame. The resolution urged the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles to remove the star because of what it says is Trump’s “disturbing treatment of women and other actions.”
The star, of course, has been a means for the populace to register their disgust with the sitting President/America. Soon after its most recent destruction, a wave of clickbait analysis on the subject on what to do with a problem like Donald’s star.
However, it’s destruction, by pen (not pickaxe) is actually a large moment in small government, as chamber president Leron Gubler told the Los Angeles Times they’ve never removed a star because it’s considered part of the walk’s “historic fabric.”
Regarding the measure, West Hollywood Mayor John Duran told the BBC: “…earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is an honour. When one belittles and attacks minorities, immigrants, Muslims, people with disabilities or women – the honour no longer exists.”
Just throwing it out there, but they’ve announced that they’re keeping the star of Bill Cosby. I mean, it’s comparing convicted felons to tangerines, sure, but if you’re going to make a stand, Hollywood, probably best you don’t put the pickaxe away just yet.