A few days ago Twitter permanently suspended the account that Donald trump owns on your social network. The reason? As the company justified, there was a risk that the still US president would continue to “incite violence” through a platform that the president has often used to express his controversial opinions and vent his anger. The decision came after the assault on the Capitol, which he himself had encouraged, and there are those who claim that, in reality, it happened when Trump had nothing to scratch. The fact is that there were many Internet users who, after a decision that has been branded by many as censorship, demanded, laughing and through social networks, that the president of the United States be eliminated from films and television works in which it has appeared, including one of the top works of Macaulay Culkin: ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’.
Released a year after the original film, in December 1992, this sequel followed almost step by step the vicissitudes of the first installment, although in a much more brutal way. Kevin was left alone again, this time in New York City, after making a mistake when catching a plane, and would again be besieged by the same thieves (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). Once there, thanks to his father’s credit card, the kid managed to stay at the Plaza Hotel. And it was in that environment where the cameo of Trump, the owner of the accommodation at that time, took place. In the tiny sequence, The businessman points out to Kevin where the reception is located.
Following the request of Internet users, many tweeters took action. Max Schramp chose to make him invisible, applying a mask to the background of the sequence and silencing his voice, as if poor Kevin were speaking into nothingness. Another, on the other hand, put the face of the future US president, Joe Biden, on top of Trump. Kaelan Ramos replaced the tycoon with Hatsune Miku, the virtual Japanese pop star, while another user of the social network decided to put the face of the ill-fated Michael Jackson on that of the president -Culkin and the king of pop were intimate-. But there are those who turned a deaf ear to the request and chose to replace Culkin with the man disguised as a Viking who participated in the assault on the Capitol.
It would not be unusual for the action to extend to other works in which the tycoon appeared, a celebrity who once even had his own television reality show, where he advised other entrepreneurs. Trump was seen in series like ‘The Prince of Bel Air ‘,’ The Nanny ‘,’ The Drew Carey Show ‘,’ The Job ‘, the great’ Spin City: Crazy Town Hall ‘or’ Sex in New York ‘ and also in movies like ‘A gang of scoundrels’ or ‘Ghosts can’t do it’.
About his performance in ‘Home Alone 2’ the director of the film spoke recently, Chris Columbus, also the architect of the first installment. The filmmaker told ‘Insider’ in November of last year that the businessman did not want the production to pay to shoot at the Plaza Hotel, but he did demand that they write a small role for him in the film, although they ended up doing both: “We paid the fee, but he also said, ‘The only way to use the Plaza is if I’m in the movie.’ So we agreed to put it in the movie.