Following the insurrection at the Capitol, Macaulay Culkin has spearheaded a petition to have Donald Trump removed from Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, to match the backlash Trump now faces from the internet at large.
Former movie actress Kristy Swanson—best known for her role as Buffy in the original Buffy The Vampire Slayer film—is a fervent Trump supporter. Her response to Culkin was to request that she, too, be removed from her appearances in John Hughes films.
Swanson had minor roles in several other movies.
If Cancel Culture is really going to have Donald J. Trump removed from the John Hughes movie “Home Alone,” then in… https://t.co/1iOPA1TMHN— Kristy Swanson (@Kristy Swanson)1610754557.0
@KristySwansonXO You were in those films?— yvette nicole brown (@yvette nicole brown)1610840426.0
@KristySwansonXO "please censor me daddy. im relevant!"— eddie edge.🌹 (@eddie edge.🌹)1610936496.0
@KristySwansonXO Can they somehow make it so that you were never Buffy? The movie might have been decent with Sarah… https://t.co/MzAshiHAum— Rysa Walker (@Rysa Walker)1610766063.0
@KristySwansonXO I’m sorry. Who are you?— Jane Lynch (@Jane Lynch)1610807039.0
@KristySwansonXO Just remove yourself from our memories.— Daniel Marin (@Daniel Marin)1611029630.0
Swanson's roles in both Pretty In Pink—where she played Duckette—and Ferris Bueller's Day Off—where she played a student who tells the teacher Ferris is sick—amounted to the same amount of screen time as a credited extra, so CGI could easily remove her from those films without having any effect on the movie.
This is weak, Kristy. I was removed from AS GOOD AS IT GETS and BAD SANTA years before Trump even THOUGHT of runnin… https://t.co/ORoSrhPfZd— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt)1610816192.0
Wait!! So if Kristy Swanson edits herself out of Skating with Celebrities then I WON!!!!!!!!! Let the celebration… https://t.co/lYQADo1Isz— Jillian Barberie (@Jillian Barberie)1610833729.0
@KristySwansonXO That requires somebody caring enough about you to pay for 6 minutes of an editors time.— Jesse McLaren (@Jesse McLaren)1610848391.0
Charlie Sheen once said if a thought ever went through Kristy Swanson's head "it would perish from loneliness" and… https://t.co/ZCWORhQynf— Jenelle Riley (@Jenelle Riley)1610824789.0
Retweet if you’re okay with @KristySwansonXO being removed from every movie she was ever in. https://t.co/L5z5aUDvcS— ken olin (@ken olin)1610830789.0
Swanson and fellow conservative actor Dean Cain claim to have already been on the chopping block of "cancel culture" before, after a joint production entitled FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers—known to the pair as an "Obamagate" project—was denounced by the public at large.
@KristySwansonXO @ksorbs Oh no. How will Pretty and Pink ever be the same without your zero lines?— Steve Hofstetter (@Steve Hofstetter)1610901931.0
@KristySwansonXO @ArenasJoseLuis4 How about if we just go on not remembering you were in either of them?— Cliff Schecter (@Cliff Schecter)1610801990.0
@KristySwansonXO Also Buffy while we’re at it... that’s really been bumming me out lately— Jarett Wieselman (@Jarett Wieselman)1610811557.0
@KristySwansonXO Well how would anyone follow the storyline with those 6 seconds gone?— Crawf (@Crawf)1610795983.0
Needless to say, Swanson's absence from those films would be of little consequence.
In 24 hours, Donald Trump will no longer be President, and Kristy Swanson will fade into the background of our minds, where she has been the rest of our lives anyway.