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Several fake Trump stars reportedly appear on Hollywood Walk of Fame

11 August 2018

"We thought Trump Derangement Syndrome was a joke, but I'm pretty sure it's real", the artist said of the process of placing the stars.

The prank comes in the wake of the West Hollywood city council's vote on Monday asking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the president's star from the Walk of Fame.

The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously approved a resolution seeking to remove President Donald Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

An unnamed conservative street artist took credit for the move, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and was behind adhering a number of laminated, vinyl stars to the iconic sidewalk.

One of the artists spoke anonymously to the Hollywood Reporter about how and why they did it.

The Hollywood Reporter also notes some of the faux Trump stars have already been peeled up.

The artist and his cohorts, who call themselves "The Faction" and are allies of prolific conservative artist Sabo, spent $1,000 on the stars, which they printed on sheets of floor vinyl with adhesive backing, and their mission was partially financed by "a young and anonymous entrepreneur".

"We didn't want to have what happened to the old star here". Employee told THR. "Not only would the star be destroyed, but it would damage our property".

However, the footage shows the crew passing by others stars from major Hollywood figures Kevin Spacey and Jimmy Kimmel-neither of whom are strangers to controversy, and whose stars are still up.

Although the city council voted to have the star removed, it was largely a symbolic vote as they have no power to order its removal.

"The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark".

A member of the cleaning service that deals with daily graffiti and vandalism on the Walk of Fame said, "We started at 5 o'clock in the morning and we've found about 50 stars".

Several fake Trump stars reportedly appear on Hollywood Walk of Fame