GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized over the weekend, as someone spray-painted a swastika on it.
The star, located on the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard, was scrubbed clean later by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, according to Leron Gubler, the chamber’s president and chief executive officer. Reddit posted a picture of the defaced star over the weekend.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Gubler released a statement: “The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees. When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways then to vandalize a California state landmark.”
Trump’s star was set into the sidewalk in January 2007, largely for his work on NBC’s The Apprentice. Trump enthused, “It really has been a special moment in my life,” in a live TV broadcast of the event.
The swastika on Trump’s star has a special irony: his daughter Ivanka converted to Orthodox Judaism in 2009.