Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Hollywood Walk of Fame covered in Trump stars after vandalism

Hollywood Walk of Fame covered in Trump stars after vandalism

Now, those who found themselves on Hollywood Boulevard earlier today were seeing double - or rather dozens of times the amount of Trump stars on the famous sidewalk.

After being destroyed on several occasions, President Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star multiplied overnight.

Dressed in neon orange construction vests and hard-top helmets, they placed vinyl stickers replicating Trump's star around actual stars on the Walk of Fame, including the likes of late night host Jimmy Kimmel and actor/director Rob Reiner.

The street art was in response to the West Hollywood City council passing a resolution calling for the star's removal. They spent $1000 in total, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

On Wednesday, Mayor Eric Garcetti told reporters the star should remain where it is despite the West Hollywood City Council's unanimous vote to remove it.

A group called "The Faction", led by an anonymous self-described "rogue right-wing street artist" claimed responsibility for the stunt, a claim made credible by a video posted to their Instagram account which showed the group applying the adhesive replicas to the pavement.

He said they printed stars on floor vinyl, and covered the stars while they were being installed in order to avoid being attacked by any detractors.

'I didn't want to get hit over the head from behind.

So far, more than 50 of the fake stars, which are said to have been funded by "a young and anonymous entrepreneur", have been peeled off and removed. If no one peels these off, they could last there for 10 years, ' the artist said.

Trump's real Walk of Fame star has recently gained media attention after a 24-year-old man was charged with one felony count of vandalism after he allegedly destroyed the star with a pickaxe on July 25.

Numerous stars, though, were peeled off during the day, with some saying that they feared vandalism if the fake stars stayed.

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