Macaulay Culkin speaks out in his supports the removal of Donald Trump’s cameo from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Culkin, who starred as Kevin McAllister in the popular 1992 Christmas movie, gave his thoughts on having Trump, edited out of the comedy on Tuesday, a day prior to the president’s second impeachment by the House of Representatives.
Culkin and Trump had a brief interaction in the movie as they were in the New York Plaza Hotel. In the scene, the young child actor approached Trump and asked for directions to the lobby.
When a fan of the movie tweeted, “Petition to digitally replace trump in ‘home alone 2’ with 40-year-old macaulay culkin,” Culkin gave a resounding reply, “Sold.”
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Another fan did an amateur job of editing out Trump in the scene with Culkin and shared it on Twitter, to which Culkin replied, “Bravo.”
In November, the Home Alone 2 director Chris Columbus claimed Trump bullied “his way into the movie,” because they were shooting in his hotel property.
“We paid the fee, but he also said, ‘The only way you can use the Plaza is if I’m in the movie,'” Columbus, 62, 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,'” the director recalled.
Reel Chicago offers up digitally bringing back former deceased Mayor Ed Koch, the Knicks’ Patrick Ewing or even The Ghostbusters for the scene.