Culkin played Kevin McAllister, who gets separated from his family and ends up in New York. At one point, Kevin crosses paths with Trump at the Plaza Hotel. He asks Trump for directions to the hotel’s lobby and Trump responds by casually pointing him in the right direction.
Some fans of the movie want to remove Trump from that scene — and one Twitter user did just that.
Another Twitter user proposed creating a “petition to digitally replace trump in ‘home alone 2’ with 40-year-old macaulay culkin.”
“Home Alone 2 is tarnished. It has a racist stain on it in the shape of Donald J Trump,” the petitioner wrote. “I petition that he be edited out of the film and replaced with Joe Biden.”
Not the first time Trump cut from ‘Home Alone 2’
In 2019, CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. aired the film without Trump’s cameo hours after the President expressed to overseas service members how he was honored to be in “one of the biggest” Christmas hits.
“The scene with Donald Trump was one of several that were cut from the movie as none of them were integral to the plot,” the statement read. “These edits were done in 2014 when we first acquired the film and before Mr. Trump was elected President.”
The movie’s director says Trump forced his way into the movie
“Trump said OK. We paid the fee, but he also said, ‘The only way you can use the Plaza is if I’m in the movie,'” Columbus said. “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.’ But he did bully his way into the movie.”