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Swastika Is Spray-Painted On Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

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Swastika Is Spray-Painted On Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

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By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

LOS ANGELES — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been a polarizing figure in American politics, drawing both cheers and outrage for his comments about immigrants, Muslims and prisoners of war — among other topics.

For all the controversy, however, his polished star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has remained largely unscathed.

Or at least that was the case until Friday, when someone spray-painted a black swastika in the center of Trump’s star. A photograph of the spray-painted star appeared on Reddit over the weekend.

The symbol didn’t stay on too long. Soon after the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce discovered the vandalism, it cleaned the star, said Leron Gubler, the chamber’s president and chief executive officer.

“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees,” Gubler said in a statement. “When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways then (sic) to vandalize a California state landmark.”

Police reported the vandalism to the chamber Friday. Police have maintained a presence along the Walk of Fame and are overseeing the area, according to the chamber.

©2016 Los Angeles Times. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Photo: Donald Trump star Hollywood Walk of Fame. Neelix via Wikimedia Commons

 

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12 Comments

  1. plc97477 February 2, 2016

    No where in this article did anyone explain why trump has a star on “the walk of fame”.

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    1. Inattentive Vigilant February 2, 2016

      More like Walk of Shame

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    2. Robert Hodge February 2, 2016

      Evidently, he’s a “reality” star of some sort…..hehehe He should stay there.

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    3. JPHALL February 2, 2016

      His television show and money!

      Reply
  2. charleo1 February 2, 2016

    I’m surprised I haven’t seen Nazi Flags come out at his rallies. C’mon you shaved headed, tattooed, White Supremacists Nazi chicken sh!ts, grow some balls. Support your hero!

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  3. Otto Greif February 2, 2016

    It was a Hindu swastika.

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    1. charleo1 February 3, 2016

      “The term Fascism was first used of the totalitarian right-wing nationalist regime of Mussolini in Italy (1922–43), and the regimes of the Nazis in Germany and Franco in Spain were also fascist. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one national or ethnic group, a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach.”
      Just so we all know what the swastika represents, and whether or not the shoe fits the subject in question.

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      1. Otto Greif February 3, 2016

        The Hindu swastika represents none of that.

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        1. charleo1 February 3, 2016

          Yeah right! We really have to watch them Hindus, Otto! You know what this ought to tell you? That for the Fascist, there will always be a scapegoat, a blood enemy, the other on which to vent your anger, and blame your failures. It appeals to basest of human instinct, loathing of the unfamiliar, and fear of the unknown.

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          1. Otto Greif February 3, 2016

            You should ask them to adjust your medication.

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          2. charleo1 February 3, 2016

            It is what it is Otto. Fascism is very attractive in the beginning.
            It’s intoxicating to have someone tell you all the things you see going wrong, or not going your way. And agree with you, and explain how it’s not your fault at all. No, it’s because this group or that religion, or those Liberals up in NY, or out in CA. are screwing up the country, the economy, hoarding all the jobs, or trying to take over and change the culture, or who runs things. Trying to take your country! And the Fascist always appears to be super patriotic. And will seldom fail to mention God, and his plans for you, and the country He gave to you, and your kin, and your kind. But explain that you, and all like kind must stand together with the charismatic demagogue, to drive out the interloper, and protect what rightfully belongs to you. Then you and your may reap the rewards that these others have been secretly stealing. The weak, and confused can hardly resist.

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  4. bobnstuff February 2, 2016

    I saw the photo and to bad they didn’t do a better job when painting it. Trump is Hitlers love child for sure. He uses all of Hitlers moves and has all of Hitlers basic views except instead of attacking the Jews he has pick Muslims and Mexicans for his villain to blame all are problems on. Sig Heil!

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