- Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was once again vandalized, covered with black spray paint and tagged with graffiti.
- The incident happened Sunday during a Black Lives Matter protest.
- The star has been targeted multiple times by activists and vandals since Trump became the POTUS.
On Sunday, around 50,000 people gathered in Los Angeles to protest police brutality and the killing of George Floyd.
Once again, President Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized. Entirely covered with black spray paint, the symbol was surrounded by Black Lives Matter messages and topped with a small green plastic bag that contained dog feces.
Over the weekend, Black Lives Matter marches and protests increased across the country. Trump’s handling of the widespread unrest has received a lot of criticism.
The star was awarded to Trump for his role as the host of The Apprentice in 2007. Trump’s star has often been a target for activists and vandals since the beginning of his political career.
Plastic Jesus, a street artist, constructed a miniature wall around the star in July 2016 as a response to Trump’s pledge to construct a wall on the border of the US and Mexico. Three months later, Trump’s name was crossed out and covered with graffiti.
The most famous incident of vandalism was when James Otis took a sledgehammer to the star after Trump was heard talking about grabbing women by the p***y” in a release of behind-the-scenes audio from Access Hollywood. Otis paid $4,400 for the damages, was arrested, and got three years probation.
In January 2017, right before Trump’s inauguration, protest stickers covered the nameplate. Months later in May 2017, a golden toilet etched with the words “Take a Trump” was positioned next to the star.
Once again the star was demolished by a man with a pickaxe in 2018.