Home Alone fans recently demanded the embattled Donald Trump be removed from Home Alone 2.
Donald Trump in ‘Home Alone 2’
To the surprise of many, people took the challenge to heart and digitally removed Trump and replaced him with other people.
“People are not only referring to him as ‘a Home Alone extra’, they are deliberately calling for his cameo in the 1992 sequel ‘Home Alone: Lost in New York‘ to be digitally deleted and replaced by someone nicer,” Bored Panda writes.
“Everyone is now excited to throw in some suggestions for Trump’s replacement, so you can see that the case is being handled with proper care and attention. “
The initial request was posted just after Trump was banned from Twitter. Twitter reviewed the tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they were being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — and due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regards to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on 6 January 2021.
And so while a lot of people participated, others questioned the request:
“Problem is, by deleting lunatics of power, dictators, bad people or actions from history, how do future generations learn what not to do or who to vote into power? Lose the cancel culture and become the learned and educated culture.”
“Yes, we want our movie back,” other fans reiterated.
From Keanu Reeves to Joe Biden…Fans get creative with ‘Home Alone 2’ Trump replacements
One Twitter user suggested that the older Macaulay Culkin – who starred in the lead role – should be edited into the film, something that the actor is “sold” on.
The post read: “Petition to digitally replace trump in ‘Home alone 2’ with 40-year-old macaulay culkin.” [sic]
Macaulay, 40, replied: “Sold”.