Angelenos are often derided for our lack of awareness around pressing political issues. Much of the rest of the country believes that we have our heads in the clouds, and don’t care — or pay attention — to the world’s concerns around us.
But this week, two artists with ties to L.A. have made their voices heard. Today, actor Mark Ruffalo (who lives in New York, but frequently works in Los Angeles) stars in a newly released pro-Bernie Sanders video. And several weeks ago, an outraged service dog defecated directly on top of Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame star. The photo has now gone viral.
In the former video, Ruffalo appears alongside director Matthew Cooke. “Bernie Sanders comes to us,” says the actor, “in a moment of a crisis of credibility in the American political system.”
In the latter, the dog — which appears to be a German Shepherd — stands triumphantly over his work. “My friend’s service dog,” writes Twitter user Taylor McCollum, who posted the image, “accidentally took a shit on Donald Trump’s Hollywood star. Best thing I’ve seen all day.”
My friend’s service dog accidentally took a shit on Donald Trump’s Hollywood star.
Best thing I’ve seen all day. pic.twitter.com/8lvqkTZPfk
— Taylor McCollum (@Taybuggxoxo) March 16, 2016
That’s not the only vandalism Trump’s star has had to survive. Browse the tweets below for an overview of the damage.
Somebody has defaced Donald Trump’s Hollywood star and people aren’t sure whether it was a supporter or a protester… pic.twitter.com/LRRFNA6zuH
— Rhoda Sharp (@So2012Trust) March 25, 2016
A picture I took of Donald Trump’s star on the Walk of Fame in LA a few months ago pic.twitter.com/FnuKhRY7n4
— Khalid (@WorldOfK_) March 10, 2016