Update 8/7/18, 8:39 a.m.: The West Hollywood City Council unanimously adopted a resolution to remove President Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame star in a “symbolic” vote, according to Mayor John Duran.
“The West Hollywood City Council did not pass the resolution because Donald Trump is a conservative or a Republican. Earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is an honor. When one belittles and attacks minorities, immigrants, Muslims, people with disabilities or women — the honor no longer exists,” Duran told CNN on Tuesday.
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Leron Gubler said that the star is safe for now, however.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce does have jurisdiction over the tourist attraction.
“Once we receive a communication from the City of West Hollywood, it will be referred to our Executive Committee for consideration at their next meeting. As of now, there are no plans to remove any stars from the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Gubler said.
Original story below.
President Donald Trump might not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame much longer after its most recent vandalization — but it’s not because the City of West Hollywood is tired of patrolling, repairing, or otherwise protecting the much-vandalized attraction.
What are the details?
According to a report Monday from The Hollywood Reporter, California’s West Hollywood City Council is preparing to vote on an item to urge Los Angeles City Council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to permanently remove the president’s star on the popular Walk of Fame attraction.
The vote is set to take place Monday night. If passed, the resolution would be the first step to permanently remove Trump’s star — but not because it has been vandalized so many times. Instead, the star would be removed because of Trump’s “disturbing treatment of women” as well as “other actions that do not meet the shared values of the City of West Hollywood, the region, state, and country,” according to the resolution’s text.
In a calendar notification about the resolution, the West Hollywood City Council wrote:
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 council added that having a star on the Walk of Fame is a “privilege that is highly sought after by those in the entertainment industry.”
“Allowing Mr. Trump to continue to have a star in light of his behavior toward women, particularly in the #TimesUp, and #MeToo movements, should not be acceptable in the Hollywood and entertainment industry communities,” the council added.
“The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has said in the past that it would never remove stars because of a backlash,” the council’s notification concluded, “but the city council also pointed out in the resolution that the Walk of Fame is still the ‘property of the City of Los Angeles’ and that the city has the ‘ultimate responsibility for the condition and maintenance of the Walk of Fame.'”
According to a copy of the document, other reasons for the star to be removed include the child migrant border crisis, climate change denial, and more.
Trump’s marker was unveiled on the Walk of Fame in 2007.
At the time of this writing, the following men, who have all be accused of various forms of sexual misconduct, still have stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame:
As of November, the LAPD had more than two dozen open active investigations into Hollywood-related sex crime allegations.