Hollywood has moved forward with its own unique form of impeachment. The West Hollywood City Council voted unanimously to seek the removal of the Donald Trump star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The decision to remove the star is based on Trump not sharing the “values” of West Hollywood.
Trump is not the only star facing removal from the famed sidewalk. Actor Kevin Spacey had his prestigious International Emmy Founders Award for his lifetime of work revoked after he was charged with sexual abuse. There is also the move to strip the name of John Wayne from the Orange County airport because of the disclosure of controversial and racist statements.
The West Hollywood City Council cited the values of Donald Trump and his treatment of women as proof that he no longer warrants the “privilege” of having a star. Other people clearly agree, since individuals have used everything from pick axes to paint cans to obliterate his star. The question some are asking is are we are going to evaluate artists based on their lives rather than on their work? If so, a constellation of stars may be removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Gig Young, famous for his roles in “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” and other films, is believed to have murdered his wife and then killed himself. Michael Jackson still has his star after his child molestation trial. Charlie Chaplin faced prosecution under the White Slave Traffic Act, better known as the Mann Act.
Actors with both stars and domestic abuse allegations include Charlie Sheen, Don Cornelius, and John Drew Barrymore, just to name a few.
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