Macaulay Culkin and others call for Trump’s Home Alone 2 cameo to get cut

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Donald Trump is losing everything. I guess that is what losers do, lose. After losing the election in November, all of Trump’s creditors have now started calling him for their money since he owes over $430 million. PGA has cancelled their 2022 golf championship at Trump’s golf course, Lehigh University has rescinded Trumps honorary degree, Twitter and Facebook have kicked Trump off of their platforms, Parler cannot be downloaded and Trump was impeached for the second time by the House.

To make matters worse, now Macaulay Culkin has thrown his support behind digitally replacing Trump in his cameo in Home Alone 2. Culkin responded to a tweet about a petition replacing Trump in Home Alone 2 with an older/current version of Culkin. The petition has received 654 signers so far and that number is still growing. Below are a few more details from The Guardian:

Culkin replied to a tweet that asked “petition to digitally replace trump in ‘home alone 2’ with 40-year-old macaulay culkin” with the single word: “Sold.” Culkin then followed up by responding “Bravo” to another tweet that contained a comic edit of Trump replaced by empty space.

Trump appears briefly in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York when Culkin, as its hero Kevin, asks him for directions to the lobby of the Plaza hotel, which Trump owned at the time. In an interview with Insider in December 2020, the film’s director Chris Columbus said that Trump “did bully his way into the movie” by insisting he get a role in the film in return for allowing shooting to take place in the hotel.

Columbus added that Trump’s cameo was a popular move: “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.’”

[From The Guardian]

I mean the hits just keep on coming, Trump and his cronies keep on losing and I am here for it. Trump is also big mad and petty. He won’t even concede that he did NOT win an Emmy for The Apprentice. Donnie just refuses to accept defeat even when it is slapping him in the face with a ten pound weight. All the rats are jumping the sinking Titanic. They believe Donnie was a demigod that could never fall. They were all wrong and are paying for it.

I loved that Macaulay is on board for replacing Trump in such an iconic movie. I am sure Trump is balling up his tiny fists and having a sh*t fit that the little kid from Home Alone is cancelling him. Let everyone turn against him and hang him out to dry. All I can say is 2021 ain’t having the bullsh*t and our girl Karma is swift. Donnie’s desperation has become great theatre and we are only in the first two weeks of 2021. At this point the only thing I want to see now besides Donnie being escorted from the White House, is Donnie in an orange jumpsuit behind some metal. I for one will not miss the orange man and I hope that all the pain and trauma Donnie has caused over his lifetime will make him the most infamous president in history. Since Donnie craves celebrity and praise so much, the irony of his name and image being scrubbed from film would be a sort of sweet justice.

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  1. Normades says:

    I love Mac, it was hard but he came out OK.

    • lillyfromLilloet says:

      +1

      • ItReallyIsYouNotMe says:

        Mac is such an unproblematic adult. Every time I hear about him in the media he has said or done something exactly on point. And I have been wowed by his brother Kieran’s acting in Succession. Dude should win an Emmy.

        That said, I have one concern about digitally replacing Trump, which is whether it will make the original version a collector’s item and thereby be seen as some kind of boon to Trump by his base. I am still for it, it just worries me a little (although his base probably doesn’t need this to worship him).

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yup. poor kid had it tough with F-ed up parents and addiction issues (that I’m SURE stemmed from childhood trauma) but came out OK.

      and he is FUNNY. I hope he stays healthy.

  2. My3cents says:

    I hope they never air a single episode of The Apprentice anywhere so he won’t get any more money out of it.

  3. Esmom says:

    Ha. Why does it not surprise me one single bit that Trump demanded that cameo appearance? He’s always been garbage. F him.

    • Christin says:

      My first thought is ego.

      Don’t recall where I read this, but there are claims (maybe assumptions) that he wanted an actors’ union pension and benefits. Cameos were a part of that, until the reality show came along.

      Have no idea if that is true, especially if an “actor” must first pay union dues (given the reported history of not paying bills).

  4. Aang says:

    I think Pelosi or Obama should shoot the part against a green screen and then be added in instead of trump. Just because it would make him so mad.

  5. Darla says:

    Why would audiences applaud when they saw him? I don’t know what year this came out, I never saw it. Trump was always gross to me though, I would not have clapped because I saw him. So weird.

    • Christin says:

      I don’t know, but people are saying everyone in that audience was given a dollar by a fantastic publicist named John Barron. /s

    • lillyfromLilloet says:

      @Darla, I think I can answer that.

      For most of his life, The Donald, as he was known with affection in NYC, was the Village Narcissist, our icon of New York values of excess, egomania, and over-the-top Bigness. He and Rosie O’Donnell would make front page tabloid news with colorful insults at each other. He was that aspect of New York that was gleaming Oz. He was The Donald, our patron saint (gulp) of brashness, bravado, excess, and the deal. He gave drama.

      It is also forgotten that when not under pressure to lead the free world and in his former life of talking on the phone, watching TV and spending time in his memorabilia-laden office, he was charming, and quite decent on a conversational level. That’s a feature of narcissists, that they are charming, and he was a guy who when supported in his delusions was well-socialized, quotable, and a man-about-town.

      In his element, and at a distance, he was funny, a mascot, and I can definitely see why once upon a time, people would laugh and clap at The Donald showing up in a blockbuster movie set in New York, because of course.

      One of the most insightful things I’ve heard said about him in his current incarnation was by the Obamas, whose DNC speeches about them both said that he was, not evil, not selfish, not blackhearted; but not up for the job. He was cut out for the life he had, and actual finances aside, was great at being an NYC archetype.

      • Amy Too says:

        I remember smiling when I saw his cameo because he’s just the most New York person to come across so it was sort of like “ha ha, of course kevin sees Donald Trump in the plaza and he doesn’t know who he is but we all do!” Trump was like another shot of the Chrysler building or the World Trade Center. He was just a New York landmark so i think a lot of the clapping/cheering was just that people recognized him as a landmark

      • Courtney B says:

        I agree @amytoo. It was sort of an iconography think. Trump-New York. I used to hate him in the 80s even though I was a teen. Then I liked The Apprentice and found his ego amusing and he was often personable and charming. Even Jr and Ivanka were likable. Amazing what scripts and editing can do. Then the birther stuff started and I was back to hating him.

    • Becks1 says:

      It came out….92? 93? I was in 5th grade I think. and I saw it in the theater but dont remember clapping at Trump, I dont think I even understood who he was until years later.

      but to the extent people did enjoy the cameo -its like AmyToo said, it probably had to do with recognizing him as a NYC “thing.”

  6. Badrockandroll says:

    Fun facts:
    Obama, Clinton and Carter have each won at least one Grammy. Trump = 0.
    Obama has won an Emmy. Trump = 0.
    CBC, Canada’s national broadcaster, cut Trump out of Home Alone in 2019. He felt it was some nefarious conspiracy, but really it was to make space for more commercials.
    Still waiting to see the infamous outtakes of Apprentice that Mark Burnett purportedly has locked up in a vault somewhere – wasn’t Tom Arnold on that? Since all the other rats have left the Trump ship, one would think that this would be the perfect time for Burnett to stop protecting him.

    • Becks1 says:

      I also want to add that Obama has an Oscar as well. He’s almost to an EGOT!

      (well its not his personal oscar, but their production company won an Oscar, and you know that’s enough to get under Trump’s skin.)

      • Badrockandroll says:

        OK, I had to Google this, but both Hillary and Michelle have Grammys too.
        Hillary, Bill, Michelle and Obama all have honorary degrees that have not been revoked.

      • Courtney B says:

        If it was Trump he’d be saying he had the Oscar anyway. I wish the Obama did. He’d be 3/4 to an EGOT. not bad for two non actor/singers. Lol And while I’m sure Obama had help with his book as almost all do, he can at least say he wrote it. Trump basically slapped his name on Art of the Deal.

    • Badrockandroll says:

      Courtney B: It looks like Tony Schwartz, the guy who was the ghostwriter for Art of the Deal, has a part time job as a talking head badmouthing/truthtelling Trump at every chance he gets – he was on MSNBC last night. Michael Cohen, Donny Deutsch, Mary Trump, Barbara Res, Scaramucci – a whole world of people who know Trump and don’t like him very much, and have the courage to say so. There is also a world of people who don’t like him, but are too scared of him to act on it.

  7. Jordana says:

    Fun fact: Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC, has edited out the trump scene when showing Homr Alone 2 in the past few years. When asked about it, they said it was because of time and scheduling etc.
    Maybe it was maybe it wasn’t.

  8. shanaynay says:

    Can he be removed from countless other cameos he’s made? I know he was in SATC and Zoolander. Such a narcissist.

  9. Natasha says:

    I don’t agree with removing the cameo, as big of a d-bag as Trump is– it will just be taking advantage of the situation for monetary gain.
    On the outside it sounds like a great idea, but look deeper and it’s a money grab. New copies will sell making film people more money. Old copies will become collectors items, making people more money.

  10. Marv says:

    I feel like you can’t just erase Trump or history. They allowed him to do the cameo and he showed his true colours long before the riots so why now? They’re just jumping on a bandwagon/virtue signalling and Kevin is probably desperate for some work at this point so of course he’s keen