From Singers To Actors To Directors, Here Are Some Amazing Latinos Who Should Replace Trump’s Walk Of Fame Star
The City of West Hollywood unanimously voted to remove President Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but tbh, not much will come of it. Stars aren’t exactly given to the people whose names are on them. They pay for the stars. However, the constant repairs to Trump’s star and the violence it sparks has become a safety concern for residents and officials of the city.
As a result, we came up with some Latinos to replace Trump to make things a little nicer and more attractive on the Walk of Fame.
First off, people in general support the removal of this star.
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Lately, it feels like there’s not much we can do to stop POTUS’ tweets threatening war, spewing fake news, and dissing celebrities who are building schools for children.
The star has been in a constant state of vandalism since the election.
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West Hollywood council members John D’Amico and Lindsey Horvath cited Trump’s sexual assault history and treatment of women, alongside the separation of families at the border as reasons for the removal.
So much so, that the city has had to put walls around it.
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The West Hollywood City Council released a statement before their vote which said, “Similar to how certain members of the entertainment community have been removed from the Academy of Motion Pictures, due to their actions toward women, reflecting a stance on their values by the Academy, this is an opportunity for decision-makers to take a stand on their values in support of women and against disturbing treatment of women.
The removal begs the question: What’s next?
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Once the decision was passed, the proposal will reach L.A. Mayor Garcetti’s desk. In addition to their moral arguments, they also have financial merit. It costs thousands of dollars to replace the star every time it’s vandalized, and is taking away from a California State landmark.
Some Twitter users have really A+ suggestions to change the star.
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-It’s so much cheaper.
-Convenient potty break.
The star has become so contentious that it is completely blocked from view now.
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Zip tied border around a wood and duct tape secured star. It’s an ode to the male ego, que te piensas.
But, what if the star was removed and replaced with someone more relevant to entertainment? Like, Guillermo del Toro?
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Mexican director del Toro is already on his way to getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a few years. He has produced iconic horror films that have entirely changed the way we look at horror. Shouldn’t he get better billing on the Walk of Fame?
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Cypress Hill was the first Latino-American hip hop group to have a platinum and even multi-platinum albums, selling 20+ million albums worldwide. The group is from South Gate, California and definitely earned their spot.
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Nyong’o’s family is orginally from Kenya, but she was born in Mexico City, where her father was teaching at the time. She became the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in “12 Years a Slave.” She’s actually getting her own star in the Class of 2019. Just let her replace the star.
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While Leguizamo isn’t on deck to get his own star, we think he should. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Leguizamo has slayed his way through Hollywood. From “Super Mario Bros.” to “Romeo + Juliet,” and even as “Sid the Sloth in Ice Age,” he has worked harder in his life than Trump has in two lifetimes.
He once said, “‘Latinos for Republicans. It’s like Roaches for Raid.”
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Selena Gomez has used her fame for good. Not only has she stayed true to her Mexican roots, but she’s also served as a role model for young Latinas. With the POTUS we have these days, it’s more important than ever to put the spotlight on the role models we want for our kids, don’t you think?
Gael García Bernal
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Bernal is a breakout star. From “Amores perros” to “Y tu mamá también” to Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle,” Bernal is the new face of Mexican cinema, and for good reason.
He could easily be huge in Hollywood (and he already is for his work in Mexico and with Amazon), but he’s focused on building up the Mexican entertainment industry.
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Bernal’s best friend, partner and “Y tú mama también” co-star, Luna is with him on all fronts. He’s working to build film festivals in Mexico and a traveling festival throughout the world to bring Mexican cinema to the United States.
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Born and raised in Chicago, Peña worked with Luna in his film “Cesar Chavez” to help educate the younger generation of Latinos in America about the immigrant activist. Since then, he’s made it to Hollywood in “Million Dollar Baby,” “Crash,” “American Hustle” and “Ant-Man.”
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Cardi wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth, and she has worked hard for everything she has. Not only is she one of the most successful female rappers, she is changing the game.
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Naya Rivera has repped LGBTQ+ Puerto Ricans like no other. While she is more of an ally than a member of the LGBT community, her role as lesbian Santana Lopez on “Glee,” has propelled her to be an advocate in her personal life.
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Camila Cabello honestly needs no introduction. The pop singer has been advocating for the LGBTQ community and Dreamers since day one. She’s the most appropriate replacement. Her hair is everything.
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Jessica Alba used her beauty and talent to make it to the top of Hollywood before having her children and retiring as a lifestyle guru and businesswoman. Honest Co. is the company, brand, and lifestyle for all the cool, hip Latina moms these days.
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Lovato has been raising our generation since “Barney & Friends” and an example for how to live with mental illness and easily be a good person, a role model, and inspiration. She suffers from bipolar disorder, addiction, and an eating disorder. Despite all of this, she has been open about her struggles and keeps things real with her fans.
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Last but not least is the Latino Brad Pitt, William Levy. He was raised by a single mom in a poor fishing village in Cuba and moved to Miami when he was 14 years old. Levy’s slayed in telenovelas, but has been transitioning into Hollywood life just fine with Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club, and Addicted.