After Donald Trump’s failed coup attempt last week, some are suggesting Hollywood edit him out of the Christmas classic, Home Alone 2, including its star Macaulay Culkin.
Culkin signaled support for the move on Twitter in response to a viral tweet a fan made days before calling for a “petition to digitally replace” Trump’s cameo in the 1992 film “with 40-year-old Macaulay Culkin.”
“Sold,” Culkin wrote in response.
Trump had a brief cameo in the 1992 sequel, where Culkin’s Kevin McAllister asks Trump, ‘where the lobby is’ and he replies, ‘Down the hall and to the left.’
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 13, 2021
Moments later on Twitter, Culkin also applauded another user who posted a video of Trump cameo’s edited out of the film.
“Due to popular request I have removed trump from home alone,” the user tweeted along with the clip.
“Bravo,” Culkin responded in a tweet.
due to popular request I have removed trump from home alone pic.twitter.com/HoTA2csMl4
— ᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟ (@maxschramp) January 9, 2021
Trump makes a brief appearance in the film to give directions to Culkin’s character in New York’s Plaza Hotel, which he owned at the time.
The appearance is one of a number of cameos Trump made in films as a celebrity real estate mogul over the years before deciding to run for president.
Matt Damon said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 that Trump would allow films to be shot in his buildings as long as he got a part in the project.
“The deal was that if you wanted to shoot in one of his buildings, you had to write him in a part. [Director] Martin Brest had to write something in Scent of a Woman — and the whole crew was in on it,” he said then.
“You have to waste an hour of your day with a bullshit shot: Donald Trump walks in and Al Pacino’s like, ‘Hello, Mr. Trump!’ — you had to call him by name — and then he exits,” he added. “You waste a little time so that you can get the permit, and then you can cut the scene out. But I guess in Home Alone 2 they left it in.”
Culkin’s tweets came hours before Trump was impeached by the House on a charge of willfully inciting violence against the U.S. government after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol building and clashed with law enforcement in a riot last week that left five people dead.
The move makes Trump the first president in history to be impeached twice.
He was previously impeached by the House in December 2019 on charges of obstruction of Congress and abuse of power after months of investigations by lawmakers over his dealings with Ukraine.
The impeachment article passed by the House on Wednesday now heads to the Senate for an impeachment trial.