Mark Hamill Thinks Carrie Fisher Should Replace Donald Trump on Hollywood Walk of Fame

When actor Mark Hamill discovered that the West Hollywood City Council voted in August 2018 to approve a proposal calling for President Donald Trump's star to be removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he had something to say about it—a suggestion that his late friend and Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher should replace the president.

In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Hamill shared a 2018 article published by The Hill. He also wrote: "Good riddance! (and I know just who should replace him....) #AStarForCarrie."

Hamill played Luke Skywalker, the onscreen twin of Fisher's character, Leia Organa, in the legendary film franchise.

While Trump's star is still intact, Twitter banded together on Wednesday, using Hamill's #AStarForCarrie to plead the case that Fisher deserves a star.

Many users have noted that there's no one more deserving than the late actress.

The West Hollywood City Council voted to approve a proposal urging the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, "due to his disturbing treatment of women and other actions that do not meet the shared values of the City of West Hollywood, the region, state and country," according to statement republished by The Hill, Billboard and other news outlets.

But the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has refused to act on the City Council's request, and can rightfully do so because the city of West Hollywood has nothing to do with the Walk of Fame, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.

The Walk of Fame is operated and maintained by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce out of the city of Los Angeles. So, nothing will come from the vote for now, Ana Martinez, a spokeswoman for the chamber, told the Times.

And despite the president's star having been vandalized multiple times, Martinez said the city "[doesn't] remove stars," as they are "part of the history of the Walk of Fame."

Apropos to a real star for Fisher, the spokeswoman did tell the Times that the Chamber "would love" for the late actress to have a star, but it would be a process that would have to begin with an application submitted on the fifth anniversary of Fisher's death.

"We don't know if she ever was interested. She was never submitted for a star. We have to have something in writing from the person — they have to sign off. [In this case,] Her family would have to do that. We'll gladly take the application on the fifth anniversary," Martinez said

Fisher's family or estate would then have to pay a $50,000 sum to cover the production and installation of her star. The maintenance, a replica plaque for the honoree and a dedication ceremony would also be included in that rate, the Times reported.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce hasn't publicly responded to the Twitter pleas. Neither the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce nor Hamill immediately responded to Newsweek's request for comment.

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71. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977, Twentieth Century Fox). Score: 269. Metacritic: 90. Rotten Tomatoes: 93. IMDb: 8.6. Directed by: George Lucas. Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher."Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader." Twentieth Century Fox
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