Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Tagged With Swastika
Donald Trump‘s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been defaced with a spray-painted swastika.
Donald Trump Walk Of Fame Star Swastika
On Friday, people noticed that someone had tagged Trump’s star with a black swastika. Albeit backwards, the graffiti was clearly a small act of protest against the GOP presidential candidate whose inflammatory rhetoric has been at the center of his campaign to become the Republican nominee in the 2016 race to the White House.
“I’ve never seen this kind of hate put on a star before, not even Bill Cosby,” Austin Franklin, an L.A.-based actor who spends his days on Hollywood Boulevard dressed up as Batman, told The Wrap. Franklin added that those not bold enough mark up the star have stomped on it or have posed over it pretending to defecate.
The swastika graffiti was shortlived on Trump’s star, located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard. By Saturday morning it had been scrubbed clean.
This was not the first time that Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star has needed cleaning. Back in September, someone had shown their distaste for the real estate mogul-turned-politician by drawing a yellow “X” over his 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
Though Trump was not initially seen as a legitimate candidate to become the GOP nominee, he’s remained at the top of the polls. Voters in Iowa will caucus Monday, delivering the first results of the election, which could indicate what is to come.