Spit, wee & poo: Donald Trump’s Hollywood star keeps getting defaced (PHOTOS)
A picture I took of Donald Trump's star on the Walk of Fame in LA a few months ago pic.twitter.com/FnuKhRY7n4— Khalid (@WorldOfK_) March 10, 2016
Trump received the star in 2007 for his involvement in the NBC TV show 'The Apprentice', which a lot of people find surprising. So surprising, in fact, that they’ve tweeted about it in CAPS.
I REFUSE TO BELIEVE DONALD TRUMP HAS A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME, DO PEOPLE GET THEM FOR BEING RACIST AMD SEXIST NOW OR— lauryn (@laurynhalIam) March 24, 2016
confused as to why someone like Donald Trump would have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but Leonardo Dicaprio doesn't? 🤔🙄— mich (@MiichelleLund) March 25, 2016
As an increasing number of people discover the star, however, it seems many are defacing it – and in a variety of forms too.
Someone drew a swastika on Trump's star on the Walk of Fame & there's no way to know if it was done by someone who hates him or supports him— maura quint (@behindyourback) January 31, 2016
Someone defaced Donald Trump's Star,the idiot trying to portray him as a Nazi,used the Buddhist swastika LOL pic.twitter.com/CxhBzBa2sP— Faolan (@TheCoffeeSnolf) January 31, 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
Some visitors to LA’s famous boulevard have gone as far as urinating on it, and one service dog has even reportedly pooped on it – and looked quite pleased with the results of its work.
I didn't even know Trump had a star on the Walk of Fame, but we discovered it this weekend… covered in urine. pic.twitter.com/bTTu0FvXuj— Ken Peters (@brand_BIG) March 22, 2016
My friend's service dog accidentally took a shit on Donald Trump's Hollywood star.— Taylor McCollum (@Taybuggxoxo) March 16, 2016
Best thing I've seen all day. pic.twitter.com/8lvqkTZPfk
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which looks after the famous pavement, is tasked with cleaning Trump’s star after each incident, but is reluctant to remove it, regardless of the vandalism.
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Leron Gubler previously told the LA Times 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.”
“Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk,” he added.
In a similar act of protest through defacement, the word “rapist” was scrawled onto the star of actor Bill Cosby in December of 2014, after a number of rape allegations were leveled against him.