Someone Built a Wall Around Donald Trump's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star is again being used to make a statement against the Republican presidential nominee's controversial campaign.
Artist Plastic Jesus, whose work has railed against the billionaire in the past, posted a photo to Instagram Tuesday showing a throng of tourists surrounding Trump's star — surrounded by a miniature wall.
The statement is about as direct as art gets.
"Hollywood sightseers on the famous walk of fame were confronted with an unusual edition to Trump’s Famous Star," Plastic Jesus wrote on his Instagram post.
Hollywood sight-seers on the famous walk of fame were confronted with an unusual edition to Trump’s Famous Star. Someone had built a 6" tall grey concrete wall around it. Complete with "Keep out" signs and topped with razor wire. The unofficial addtion to the iconic star appeared early Tuesday afternoon, to the amusement of onlookers. #Hollywood #donaldtrump #melaniatrump #hollywoodwalkoffame #wall #trump #election #election2016 #rnc #gop #gopconvention #rnc2016 #nevertrump #cleveland #tedcruz #hillaryclinton #hillary #berniesanders #feelthebern
"Someone had built a 6" tall grey concrete wall around it. Complete with "Keep out" signs and topped with razor wire. The unofficial addition to the iconic star appeared early Tuesday afternoon, to the amusement of onlookers."
Since the debut of Trump as a presidential hopeful in June 2015, the bombastic billionaire has drawn the ire of immigration reform supporters for his promise to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.
Trump has said he plans to force Mexico to pay for the wall — which would exist to keep out undocumented immigrants — by cutting off funds sent to Mexico through money transfers.
This is not the first time Trump's Walk of Fame star has been the target of protests against his stances and statements often viewed as racist.
The star was reportedly defaced with a spraypainted swastika earlier this year. In March, someone spraypainted a mute symbol over the notoriously outspoken celebrity's star.
Trump received the star in January 2007 in the television category following his work on the series The Apprentice.
The star is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd., near a Forever 21.