After taking a pickaxe to the face on two separate occasions, the West Hollywood City Council has unanimously voted to remove Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The announcement was made via Twitter on Monday (Aug. 6) by John Duran, the mayor of West Hollywood. According to the resolution, Trump's "disturbing treatment of women," hand behind family separations and denial of climate change unequivocally demand his removal.
While Leron Gubler, the president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, has agreed to discuss the resolution, he's also emphasized West Hollywood's lack of “jurisdiction over the Hollywood Walk of Fame” since it does not actually reside in their city.
Though odds are slim, this is a step up from Gulber's previous statement regarding a similar demand.
When the Chamber was met with widespread calls to remove Bill Cosby's star in 2015, Gulber refused to entertain the notion, stating, "The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark. 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.”
We'll keep our fingers crossed in the meantime.