President Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star has once again been targeted by a prankster – this time an anonymous artist who placed prison-like bars over his star this week.
Plastic Jesus, a Los Angeles street artist who targets celebrities with his impressions, decided to put Trump “behind bars” in his latest stunt, Artnet reported.
“There have been calls to jail Trump since the day he was elected, and today he was certainly put behind bars – or at least his now infamous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was caged,” he said in an email to the news outlet Wednesday.
Plastic Jesus noted that his structure was soon destroyed by a Trump supporter who attempted to remove the bars, which were stuck down onto the star and remained there for several hours, “to the amusement of thousands of passing tourists.”
Trump’s star has been repeatedly targeted by vandals and pranksters over the years.
Last month the West Hollywood City Council voted to ask the Chamber of Commerce to remove the star after a man wielding a pickaxe destroyed it.
The offender, Austin Clay, later turned himself over to police and has since been charged with one count of felony vandalism, TMZ reported.
Also last month, about 50 fake Donald Trump stars were found plastered all over the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2016, Trump's star was briefly edged with a six-inch-high wall erected by Plastic Jesus in a statement about his pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border.
The small wall was described by the artist's “representative” as a “gray concrete wall … complete with 'keep out' signs and topped with razor wire,” according to L.A. Weekly.
The star was also previously vandalized by a man swinging a sledgehammer and pickaxe days before the November 2016 election.
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