For a time this week, a concrete wall surrounded the Donald Trump star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as well as “keep out” signs plastered on each side, and barbed wire lining the top.
The artist who did this is, a provocateur named Plastic Jesus, clearly is showing his dislike for the Republican presidential nominee. The piece is a statement about Trump’s plan to build a wall along the United States and Mexico border. In fact, the official 2016 platform for the Republican National Convention states, “The border wall must cover the entirety of the southern border and must be sufficient to stop both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.”
Many pro-immigrant groups have protested against the idea, stirring a lot of controversy around the issue.
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The Trump star was added to the Hollywood Walk back in 2007, and has been subject to all kinds of defilement since the businessman decided to run for president. Swastikas, dog feces, spit, and various words such as “racist” and “don’t vote” have been scribbled upon it. Passersby have taken pictures of themselves on Instagram, giving the star the middle finger and then posting it online.
“Stop making stupid people famous,” a side of the wall reads, which is a phrase often used by Plastic Jesus. He is also known for creating a life-size Oscar statue shooting up heroin, a social commentary piece about the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
The “art wall” is 6-inches tall and was installed around the Trump star Tuesday night. However, by Wednesday morning it was gone, presumably moved by authorities.
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