Vandals cannot (or will not) stop urinating on and defacing Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The star, located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, has been the target of repeated vandalism over the past year. In January, someone drew a swastika over it in black marker; that followed an incident in September in which an unidentified person painted a large, yellow “X” over the star.
Even Spider-Man got in on the action last summer.
But the level of vandalism has reached new heights in recent months, with people (and at least one dog) urinating and defecating on the star.
My friend's service dog accidentally took a shit on Donald Trump's Hollywood star.
Best thing I've seen all day. pic.twitter.com/8lvqkTZPfk
— Taylor McCollum (@Taybuggxoxo) March 16, 2016
Someone spray painted a mute symbol on Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 😂 pic.twitter.com/CjkRzrZYdH
— Jacob (@sunxnes) March 30, 2016
Trump received the star in 2007 for his work on the reality TV series The Apprentice.
However, the vandalism has gotten so bad recently that, according to U.S. Uncut’s Nathan Wellman, the Hollywood Historic Trust is considering removing the star from the Walk altogether.
That would be a highly unusual move, as no star has ever been removed from the Walk in its nearly 60-year history (though thieves nabbed James Stewart and Kirk Douglas’ stars in 2000, and Gregory Peck’s in 2005).
Last year, in response to activists who called for the removal of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby’s star, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Leron Gubler said in a statement that “once a Star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
An email to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce seeking comment was not immediately returned.
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