Macaulay Culkin has voiced his support for removing President Donald Trump’s cameo from the 1992 movie “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”
In the holiday film, Trump appears in the Plaza Hotel — which the real estate mogul owned at the time — to give young Kevin McAllister (Culkin) directions to the lobby.
A fan of the “Home Alone” sequel said on Twitter she’d like to start a “Petition to digitally replace trump in ‘home alone 2’ with 40-year-old macaulay culkin.”
“Sold,” the actor responded.
Another fan shared an edited version of the scene with Trump removed.
“Bravo,” Culkin tweeted.
Trump was previously cut out of “Home Alone 2” by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation during a Christmas Day broadcast in 2019. The CBC’s Head of Public Affairs Chuck Thompson said the 10-second scene was among nearly eight minutes of footage cut from the movie to save time for the television broadcast with commercials.
“This happens regularly with films adapted for television,” Thompson explained. “The scene with Donald Trump was one of several that were cut from the movie as none of them were integral to the plot. These edits were done in 2014.”
Fox News accused the CBC of “censorship” and “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” while Trump accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of being behind the edit: “I guess Justin T doesn’t much like my making him pay up on NATO or Trade!” the president tweeted at the time.
People magazine reports “Home Alone 2″ director Chris Columbus said in November that Trump bullied “his way into the movie” because they used the hotel he owned from 1988 to 1995.
“We paid the fee, but he also said, ‘The only way you can use the Plaza is if I’m in the movie,’” Columbus told Insider. “So we agreed to put him in the movie, and when we screened it for the first time the oddest thing happened: People cheered when Trump showed up on screen.”
“So I said to my editor, ‘Leave him in the movie. It’s a moment for the audience.’”
Trump was impeached for a historic second time Wednesday on charges of inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol after a pro-Trump mob stormed the building, leading to five deaths and dozens of injuries. Besides calls to remove him from “Home Alone 2,” fallout has included being banned from Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms; New York City terminating contracts worth $17 million to the Trump Organization; and seeing banks and Wall Street distance themselves from Trump.