Fake Donald Trump stars pop up on Hollywood Walk of Fame

LA Mayor: President Trump's Star Should Remain on Hollywood Walk of Fame

As many as 50 vinyl lookalikes appeared on the Walk of Fame early Thursday, according to the "Hollywood Reporter," just two weeks after a man destroyed the president's official star with a pickaxe.

A group of artists struck back at the destruction of President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by replacing it with several dozen replicas.

One of the artists spoke anonymously to the Hollywood Reporter about how and why they did it.

The West Hollywood City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution seeking the removal of Trump's star.

The artist and his cohorts, who call themselves "The Faction" and are allies of prolific conservative artist Sabo, spent $1,000 on the stars, which they printed on sheets of floor vinyl with adhesive backing, and their mission was partially financed by "a young and anonymous entrepreneur".

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"Look this whole politics has turned into a circus and it's back and forth, we get trapped into playing their games of yelling back and forth and symbolic gestures, I'm into real work".

People began removing the stars on Thursday. If no one peels these off, they could last there for 10 years, ' the artist said.

The council has no jurisdiction over the Walk of Fame in neighboring Hollywood, and voted only to urge the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which runs the attraction, to remove it.

The artist said it was partly in response to the star being destroyed by critics of the president, and also in response to the vote by the Hollywood City Council to remove the star.

"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."

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