As the House of Representatives prepared to impeach Republican President Donald Trump for a second time Wednesday, some Home Alone fans online started a half-joking petition to have the President edited out of Home Alone 2.
petition to digitally replace trump in ‘home alone 2’ with 40-year-old macaulay culkin— rae ⚔️ (@rae ⚔️)1610301428.0
A few accounts also suggested Trump's cameo should be digitally replaced with an older version of actor Macaulay Culkin, the star of the film.
Replace him with older Macaulay Culkin. Get weird. https://t.co/migcIV0dPH— Lil Intro Vert (@Lil Intro Vert)1610580287.0
The petition gained some unexpected traction when it picked up a key supporter—Culkin himself.
@IncredibleCulk absolutely honored to have this be my first ratio— rae ⚔️ (@rae ⚔️)1610521441.0
Culkin also applauded some amateur efforts to remove Trump from the infamous clip.
due to popular request I have removed trump from home alone https://t.co/HoTA2csMl4— ᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟ (@ᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟᅟ)1610206901.0
@maxschramp Bravo.— Macaulay Culkin (@Macaulay Culkin)1610520921.0
Macaulay Culkin is calling for Donald Trump to be removed from Home Alone 2. Trump really is losing everything.— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report)1610640378.0
Twitter was able to come up with several pleasant alternatives to Trump's appearance in the classic movie.
In all future releases of "Home Alone 2", the role of [redacted] will now be played by Hatsune Miku. https://t.co/du2ZlC8Zcg— Kaelan Ramos (@Kaelan Ramos)1610298001.0
first home alone 2 actor to be impeached twice i’m guessing— hunter harris (@hunter harris)1610574041.0
President Trump also happens to be the first castmember from Home Alone 2 to be impeached twice.
All records of Donald Trump’s existence must be eliminated without delay. I shudder to think how many people have… https://t.co/9C5soTtQDD— Titania McGrath (@Titania McGrath)1610639589.0
IMDB, coming in hot with that Home Alone 2 trivia. 🤣 https://t.co/n8DvmJ83vF— PJ Campbell (@PJ Campbell)1610181209.0
There are many people viewers would be excited to see in Trump's place.
BREAKING: Christopher Plummer will now tell Kevin where the lobby is in Home Alone 2— Arturo R. Garcia (@Arturo R. Garcia)1610154641.0
trump is not going to be happy about the new directors cut of home alone 2 https://t.co/lOKjoLritG— dan mentos (@dan mentos)1610602436.0
I can’t believe they were able to get George Lucas’ team to remove him in the Home Alone 2 special edition. https://t.co/SzLbNjh9y3— Ben "The Mediocre Gatsby" Mooney (@Ben "The Mediocre Gatsby" Mooney)1610169192.0
It's not uncommon for an actor's politics to hurt their Hollywood career.
I can’t believe one of the extras from “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” was kicked off twitter 😱 https://t.co/z9JMdXxXVc— 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐬 (@𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐬)1610159835.0
If movie magic is still alive, then it seems it's time to put it to work in removing the President from a beloved Christmas movie according to fans.
Twentieth-Century Fox has not officially commented on the petition as of this writing.