Hollywood Walk of Fame refuses to re write History

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Hollywood Walk of Fame refuses to re write History

Post by class316 » September 26th, 2018, 2:33 am

Despite calls to remove Bill Cosby's walk of fame, it shall remain
In a statement Tuesday, officials said the convicted comedian would be allowed to keep his star on the Walk of Fame — despite widespread calls to remove it.

“The stars only commemorate the recipient’s professional accomplishments,” the statement said, describing the Walk of Fame as a “historical record of entertainment figures past and present.”

“Once installed, the stars become part of the historic fabric of the Walk of Fame … and are intended to be permanent,” officials added. “It is regrettable when the personal lives of inductees do not measure up to public standards and expectations; however, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce does not remove stars from the Walk of Fame.”
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Good on them for not caving in to pressure to re write history. They admirably took the same stance when anti Trump thugs destroyed his star not once but twice! Here is the statement they released after they replaced the Trump's star for a second time. And I quote:
Any star, which is vandalized or destroyed, no matter which honoree it belongs to will be replaced by the Hollywood Historic Trust, a non-profit, non-partisan group. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a historic landmark which celebrates the professional contributions of the inductees. The stars once installed, are considered part of the historic fabric of the Walk. When people are angry with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalize a California State landmark. Our democracy is based on respect for the law. People can make a real difference by voting and not destroying public property.
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Re: Hollywood Walk of Fame refuses to re write History

Post by crowbar » September 26th, 2018, 11:49 am

I don't necessarily agree. Bill Cosby is a verifiable scumbag, and just because he affected people in a positive way in the past, he did so while doing such heinous things in the background. It was as if he couldn't live day to day without victimizing someone. He shouldn't be remembered as a positive figure.

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Re: Hollywood Walk of Fame refuses to re write History

Post by class316 » September 26th, 2018, 3:55 pm

The point is it happened. No opinion can change that. Just like Chris Benoit winning a WWE championship at WM.

And if it happened it can't be changed.
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Re: Hollywood Walk of Fame refuses to re write History

Post by Playboy_Jesse » September 26th, 2018, 11:32 pm

Agreed with Class. Is he a scumbag? Yes. Is there anything we can do to change the impact he had through entertainment? No


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