Actress Kristy Swanson Defends Trump Against Cancel Culture
By Movieguide® Staff
Actress Kristy Swanson defended sitting President Donald Trump from the cancel culture mob after social media users demand Trump’s cameo be removed from HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK.
“If Cancel Culture is really going to have Donald J. Trump removed from the John Hughes movie ‘Home Alone,’ then in support of MY PRESIDENT, I’d like to have myself officially removed from the John Hughes’ films, ‘Pretty In Pink’ and ‘Ferris Buhler’s Day Off,'” Swanson wrote via Twitter.
If Cancel Culture is really going to have Donald J. Trump removed from the John Hughes movie “Home Alone,” then in support of MY PRESIDENT, I’d like to have myself officially removed from the John Hughes’ films, “Pretty In Pink” and “Ferris Buhler’s Day Off.”😂
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) January 15, 2021
The conversation first began as Congress prepared to vote to impeach Trump a second time. Social media users began to call for Trump to be edited out of future showings of HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK.
HOME ALONE star Macaulay Culkin even got on board, agreeing that Trump should be removed from the movie and any future reproductions.
Deadline summarizes it this way:
While editing Home Alone 2 may be one way to remove Trump from the film, another Twitter user suggested finding a new actor to take the former television host’s place. Twitter user @rachellobaugh tweeted that she’d like to start a petition to have current-day Culkin help Kevin (played by a younger Culkin) in the featured scene.
Meanwhile, the cancel culture mob harassed Swanson and seemed to totally support her removal from the Hughes’ movies.
GLEE actress Jane Lynch responded to Swanson on Twitter: “I’m sorry. Who are you?”
I’m sorry. Who are you?
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) January 16, 2021
Actress Yvette Nicole Brown added: “You were in those films?”
You were in those films?
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) January 16, 2021
Actor Ken Olin doubled down: “Retweet if you’re okay with Kristy Swanson being removed from every movie she was ever in.”
However, Dean Cain came to Swanson’s defense. He previously expressed his support for Trump and his disdain for the cancel culture mob.
Disgusting, Ken. https://t.co/HpG3Uy9OQR
— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) January 17, 2021
This is not the first time the cancel culture mob has come for Trump’s HOME ALONE appearance.
In December 2019, the Canadian Broadcast Company deleted Trump’s cameo.
According to Comicbook.com, the CBC said that they removed the scene to “allow for commercial time within the format.”
Thus far, no official word has come on if Trump will be permanently removed from the movie.
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) March 9, 2020