Donald Trump's Walk of Fame Star Could Be Removed Forever—Because of His Views on Women

President Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star should be permanently removed—or so says West Hollywood City Council, which voted unanimously in favour of scrapping the landmark on Monday night.

The star has become the target of vandals on more than one occasion since Trump took office, and even during his campaign, being spray-painted, hit with a sledgehammer and spat on. It has also become a draw on the Walk of Fame for pro- and anti-Trump visitors, who pose next to it with a thumbs-up or thumbs-down.

But the vandalism does not appear to be the reason West Hollywood City Council wants the star gone, with a report from the council suggesting Trump's behavior was responsible for the decision.

"Similar to how members of the entertainment community have been removed from the Motion Picture Academy, due to their actions towards women, reflecting a stance on their values by the Academy, this is an opportunity for decision-makers to take a stand on their values in support of women and against disturbing treatment of women," the report said.

It also cited some of the president's "other actions" that it said did not reflect the shared values of "the city of west Hollywood, the region, state and country," including the administration's now defunct border separation policy, Trump's attitude toward the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia sought to interference in the 2016 election, the president's treatment of transgender people, and plans to divert funding away from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program.

In an email to The Hollywood Reporter following the vote, a council representative said: "At this evening's regular City Council meeting, the West Hollywood City Council voted unanimously to approve the Resolution."

However, just because the council has voted to have the controversial landmark removed, it does not mean that the star will be scrapped, as it is the L.A. City Council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce that decide.

Indeed, in December 2015, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Leron Gubler told The Hollywood Reporter that stars were not removed because of people's actions, following calls to scrap Bill Cosby's star amid sexual assault allegations at the time.

"The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark. Once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk," Gubler said at the time.