The West Hollywood City Council passed a resolution on Monday night asking to have President Trump's star removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, saying he should be stripped of the honor after “attacks” on minorities and immigrants.
“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,” West Hollywood Mayor John Duran said at a meeting.
Duran said the resolution has nothing to do with Trump being a Republican or a conservative. He also conceded that he does not have direct authority over the Walk of Fame.
“It’s up to them,” he told Fox News.
To add some perspective, no stars have ever been removed. Indeed, several people who have been accused of sexual harassment during the #MeToo movement are still enshrined, such as actors Kevin Spacey and Jeffrey Tambor. And while West Hollywood lobbies for Trump’s star to be removed, Bill Cosby is still honored despite being convicted of aggravated sexual assault.
Other controversial figures, past and present, also continue to be represented on the Walk of Fame, despite a litany of scandals. Among them: Roseanne Barr, Charlie Sheen, Michael Jackson, director Brett Ratner and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle.
“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,” Walk of Fame president Leron Gubler said in 2015 when asked about Cosby’s star.
Mayor Duran did not immediately respond when asked about whether any of these other figures should have their stars removed.
Actor and outspoken conservative James Woods –- he also has a star –- said he thinks liberal members of the City Council will regret their decision to lobby for the removal of Trump’s star.
“The problem with purges historically is that one political side enjoys them until they can’t stop them. The founders of any revolution usually end up next in line to the guillotine,” Woods tweeted.
Trump was awarded his star on the prestigious stretch of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles in 2007, at the height of his “Apprentice” TV show fame, and it has been defaced and vandalized numerous times since he has been in the White House.
Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy and Julius Young contributed to this report.