Forget red vs. blue, this is all about green vs. orange. A mysterious costumed avenger dressed as Marvel’s Hulk took a sledgehammer to Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, destroying it as surely as the President has destroyed America’s economy and standing on the world stage.
The attack on the underserved monument to a man whose only previous claim to fame was being a racist landlord, fake rich dude, and host of a phony reality TV show happened at about 5 am PDT, only an hour or so after the President announced that he and the First Lady had been infected with Covid-19. Apparently, $5,000 worth of damage was done to the star, which is over 6 times more than alleged rich guy Trump paid in taxes in 2017, the year he ascended to the White House toilet to abuse us daily with his syphilitic nonstop stream of consciousness tweets.
“Any star, which is vandalized or destroyed, no matter which honoree it belongs to will be replaced by the Hollywood Historic Trust, a non-profit, non-partisan group,” Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rana Ghadban told TMZ, who first reported the news. “When people are angry with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalize a California State landmark. Our democracy is based on respect for the law. People can make a real difference by voting and not destroying public property.”
Ghadban is absolutely right, “our democracy is based on respect for the law,” a law which the President and his reptilian fascist cronies have flouted at every opportunity, facing zero consequences for their actions, and making America and the world a more unsafe place with every day they are allowed to remain in power. Acts of vandalism like this, even in the interest of protest, are counterproductive, so maybe it’s time that the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce finally does the prudent thing and stops replacing the star of the “worst President we’ve ever had” since people keep vandalizing it.
While not the ones usually favored by superheroes, masks are playing an even more important part in the President’s life these days. After months of dismissing the efficacy of the single most effective way to prevent transmission of Covid-19, flouting health advice and local regulations, deliberately organizing super spreader events in the form of his creepy rallies, and downplaying the deaths of over 200,000 Americans, he now finds himself and members of his inner circle of science denying lunatics infected with the disease which has destroyed our economy and upended the lives of the entire population.
With all that in mind, Election Day is Nov. 3. You can find a full suite of voting resources here.
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