Was that 1992 or ‘1984’?
Hollywood may do its part to make old movies safe to view without fear of the “insurrectionist” Orange Man, digitally removing President Donald Trump’s cameo appearance from the 1992 Christmas movie ‘Home Alone 2.’
“Breaking news: Donald Trump to be digitally replaced in ‘Home Alone 2’ with actor Christopher Plummer,” producer and writer Dan Slott quipped Friday night on Twitter. Podcast host and author John Rain said Disney Plus had announced the Plummer-for-Trump swap.
Of course no such announcement was made, and Plummer, by the way, was the actor who was used to replace Kevin Spacey in ‘All the Money in the World’ after Spacey had been accused of sexual assault. But there’s clearly a growing tide of left-wing pressure to replace the short scene in which Trump gives Macaulay Culkin’s young character directions to the lobby in New York’s Plaza Hotel.
It also appears that Walt Disney Co., which had purchased 20th Century Studios and now owns distribution rights to the movie, might be receptive to the idea of punishing Trump for allegedly inciting his supporters to breach the US Capitol on Wednesday.
“What we saw was an egregious and inexcusable assault on America’s most revered institution and our democracy…,” Disney said in response to the violent protest. “Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we come together as one nation – united by our shared values, including decency, kindness and respect for others.”