As President Donald Trump prepares to leave the White House, fans of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York want him to leave the film permanently on screen – and his star Macaulay Culkin seems to be on board too The idea.
Culkin played Kevin McAllister, who is separated from his family and ends up in New York. At some point, Kevin crosses paths with Trump at the Plaza Hotel. He asks Trump for directions to the hotel lobby and Trump responds by casually pointing him in the right direction.
Some fans of the film want to remove Trump from this scene – and one Twitter user did just that.
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The user posted his version of the scene at the Plaza Hotel and this time Kevin is speaking to a mute, invisible character instead of Trump. The actor responded to the edited video with one word: “Bravo”.
Another Twitter user suggested “creating a petition to digitally replace Trump in” Home Alone 2 “with 40-year-old Macaulay-Culkin”.
“Sold.” Culkin wrote in response.
In addition to the tweets, a petition on Change.org is asking Disney to replace Trump with President-elect Joe Biden.
“Home Alone 2 has started. It has a racist stain in the form of Donald J Trump,” the petitioner wrote. “I request that he be cut out of the film and replaced by Joe Biden.”
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Not the first time Trump cut from Home Alone 2
In 2019, CBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., aired the film without Trump’s cameo hours after the president told overseas service members that it was an honor for him to be on “one of the biggest” Christmas hits.
When CNN submitted a comment to CBC at the time, the Canadian broadcaster responded by stating that the film was “timed”.
“The scene with Donald Trump was one of several that were cut from the film as none of them were an integral part of the plot,” the statement said. “These changes were made in 2014 when we first acquired the film and before Mr. Trump was elected President.”
The film’s director says Trump forced his way into the film
Home Alone 2 director Chris Columbus told Insider last month that filmmakers reached out to Trump with the idea of filming at the Plaza Hotel – which Trump owned at the time – because they wanted to shoot in the lobby and couldn’t . “rebuild the plaza on a sound stage.”
“Trump said OK. We paid the fee, but he also said,” The plaza can only be used when I’m in the film, “said Columbus.” So we agreed to include him in the film and as a when we first showed it, the strangest thing happened: people cheered when Trump appeared on the screen. So I said to my editor, ‘Keep him in the movie. It’s a moment for the audience. ‘But he bullied his way into the movie. “