Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star defaced with swastika

The symbol appeared to be drawn backwards

Justin Carissimo
New York
Monday 01 February 2016 15:48 GMT
A backwards swastika appears on Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
A backwards swastika appears on Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (GreatestOfAllTime96/Imgur)

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Someone has apparently vandalized Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a backwards swastika.

Despite facing comparisons to Adolf Hitler, the backwards symbol could actually be a "good swastika." Before it was appropriated by Nazi Germany, the swastika was a symbol for the Hindu and Buddhist faiths meaning luck and good health.

Trump received the star back in 2007 due to his "branding efforts, personal life, wealth, and outspoken manner" that have turned him into a celebrity.

“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees,” Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce CEO, said in a statement. “When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways then to vandalize a California state landmark.”

Last September, the star was also defaced with a yellow "x."

An actor dressed up as Batman told The Wrap that he’s “never seen never seen this kind of hate put on a star before, not even Bill Cosby.” He also said that he "often sees people stomping or pretending to defecate on the star."

The Chamber of Commerce quickly cleaned the graffiti after the swastika was reported by police. Officers have maintained a constant presence to prevent future incidents, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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