6 Celebrities Who Deserve a Walk of Fame Star More than Donald Trump

The city of West Hollywood and nearly 80,000 Care2 members want Donald Trump’s twice-destroyed star removed from the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame.

Who could replace his star? There are plenty of other celebrities who are much more worthy of this honor, yet they have apparently been overlooked. It should be noted that in some cases, the celebrity may have actually been offered but declined a star. A celebrity must be nominated by a third party that pays the $30,000 fee to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and the celebrity must agree to show up for the star unveiling ceremony.

Here are some of the star-less philanthropic celebrities who, unlike Trump, truly deserve one. (Yeah, yeah, Trump does have a charity – which was recently sued for “persistently illegal conduct“).

1. Carrie Fisher

Just six months before her untimely death in December 2016, Carrie Fisher joined a protest against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival outside the China embassy in London and helped deliver a Humane Society International petition signed by hundreds of thousands of Care2 members.

Fisher was also an award-winning pioneer in mental health advocacy. By being candid about her own struggles with bipolar disorder and depression, she helped to reduce the stigmas associated with these issues and offered hope to many people.

2. LeBron James

“Shut up and dribble” is now not only an insensitive remark made by Fox News’ Laura Ingraham in regard to LeBron James saying Trump doesn’t care about the American people. James has turned this lemon into lemonade by using it for the title of a new Showtime documentary series he’s producing about the changing role of athletes in the current political environment.

James, a longtime philanthropist, launched the LeBron James Family Foundation 14 years ago. In July, he opened the I Promise school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, to serve low-income and at-risk students.

3. Angelina Jolie

With her then-husband Brad Pitt (who also doesn’t have a Walk of Fame star), in 2003 Angelina Jolie established the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in Cambodia, with the goal of ending poverty, protecting the environment, and creating healthcare and educational opportunities in that country.

In 2012, she directed the documentary In the Land of Blood and Money, raising awareness of violence against women during the Bosnian War. Jolie is also a special envoy with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and argued against Trump’s travel ban last year in a New York Times op-ed titled, Refugee Policy Should Be Based on Facts, Not Fear.

4. Leonardo DiCaprio

Through the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) he established 20 years ago, last year the 2016 Best Actor Oscar winner donated $20 million to nearly 100 nonprofit environmental organizations.

The LDF has previously provided over $80 million to organizations working to find “solutions that help restore balance to threatened ecosystems, ensuring the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants,” according to the foundation’s website.

5. Julia Roberts

The Best Actress Oscar winner for Erin Brockovich is a compassionate activist in real life as well. Julia Roberts is actively involved with UNICEF and the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children with terminal illnesses, and she was the spokeswoman for a biofuel company.

“It’s very important that we expand our use of clean energy and make a long-term commitment to it,” she once said in a statement.

6. Robert Redford

In 2007, Time magazine named Robert Redford a “Hero of the Environment” for his decades of work as an activist.

Redford founded the nonprofit Sundance Institute in 1981 as a place to discover new independent artists and bring them together with other artists, scientists and policymakers to brainstorm solutions to global warming – which Redford warned us about 30 years ago.

Take Action

If you don’t think Donald Trump deserves his star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame, please sign and share this petition urging the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove it.

Want to make a difference on an issue you find deeply troubling? You, too, can create a Care2 petition, and use this handy guide to get started. You’ll find Care2’s vibrant community of activists ready to step up and help you.

 

Photo credit: Christian Haugen/Flickr

144 comments

Hannah A
Hannah A13 days ago

thanks very much

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Carole R
Carole R15 days ago

I'm surprised he has a star. He probably bought it.

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Richard B
Richard B16 days ago

Thank you

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Peggy B
Peggy Babout a month ago

Spongebob Squarepants deserves a star more than Trump.

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Jan Sabout a month ago

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