Someone Tagged Donald Trump's Star On The Walk Of Fame With A Swastika
Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was spray painted with a (backwards) swastika on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame sometime last week, as seen in a photo that surfaced on Reddit. Even though Trump is often compared to Hitler, Redditors were quick to point out that it might've been the "good" swastika, meaning that since it was drawn backwards, it could symbolize prosperity, luck, and success. Really, guys?
An actor who dresses up as Batman and patrols Hollywood Boulevard told The Wrap "I've never seen this kind of hate put on a star before, not even Bill Cosby." (Someone scrawled "rapist" on Cosby's star in 2014.) Batman also said, "he often sees people stomping or pretending to defecate on the star." As of Saturday morning, the swastika had been removed.
This isn't the first time Trump's star has been...altered. In September, someone scrawled a big yellow X over the
fascist's Apprentice host's star:
Somebody put an X over Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. pic.twitter.com/w66R3oeWW4— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) September 10, 2015
We would never advocate for vandalism, but just in case you'd like to pay a visit to Trump's star yourself, it's located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, where there are plenty of gift shops around Hollywood and Highland that sell markers and the like.