Home Alone 2: Why is Trump’s removal from the movie being demanded?

As we all are aware of the recent violence that took place at the US Capitol Hill. Certainly, the “Trump-fueled” riot has gained the outgoing president Donald Trump more haters. Consequently, he has been impeached twice. Moreover, Trump’s boycott has reached the movie industry as well. To know what we are talking about, keep reading!

Donald Trump in Home Alone 2

Prior to being the US President, Trump was still a huge name. He was a business tycoon, who also appeared or did cameos in multiple shows and movies. One of them was the most loved movie “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”.

As the movie revolves around Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin, being lost in New York. Hence it features some of New York’s popular landmarks such as the Central Park, Carnegie Hall, The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and others. One of such landmarks was The Plaza Hotel, which is currently owned by Katara Hospitality. However, the famous hotel was owned by Donald Trump at the time. Certainly in the movie, Kevin goes to The Plaza Hotel and checks-in with Peter’s card. There, he meets Donald Trump, the owner of the hotel, who gives him direction to the hotel’s lobby.

Macaulay Culkin on Trump’s removal

As a result of the violence that broke out at the US Capitol Hill, Trump became the first US President in history, to be impeached twice. Subsequently, people took it to Twitter in no time. Soon after, the movie “Home Alone 2” started getting featured in Twitter conversations. People started to mock Trump as the “first Home Alone 2 actor to be impeached twice”. Not just that, some of the tweets also demanded a digital removal or replacement of Trump from the movie. Certainly, it became a demand of the majority.

However, the storm caught fire when Kevin from the Home Alone, aka Macaulay Culkin himself joined the conversation. A person tweeted “petition to digitally replace Trump in Home Alone 2 with 40-year-old Macaulay Culkin”. In return Macaulay replied, “Sold”, technically agreeing to the idea. He showed his support to people’s demand once again with a “Bravo” when someone tweeted the edited version of the scene without Trump.

Tweets about Trump and Home Alone 2

As the issue turned into a Twitter storm, one of the petitions on Change.org demanded Disney to replace Trump with Joe Biden. It said, “Home Alone 2 is tarnished. It has a racist stain on it in the shape of Donald J Trump. I petition that he be edited out of the film and replaced with Joe Biden.

Other than that, other Twitter users also started using their creativity. One of the tweets replaced Trump with Obama and Joe Biden in the scene. Some of such tweets are:

https://twitter.com/MisAnthroPony/status/1347915665143984128

Besides, the Director Chris revealed how Trump “bullied his way into the movie”. According to Chris, even after paying the fee for the hotel, Trump demanded, “The only way you can use the Plaza is if I’m in the movie”.

 

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