Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin has endorsed social media comments demanding Donald Trump’s cameo in the film’s sequel be digitally removed and replaced with one of an older version of Culkin himself.
Culkin replied to a tweet that asked “petition to digitally replace trump in ‘home alone 2’ with 40-year-old macaulay culkin” with the single word: “Sold.” Culkin then followed up by responding “Bravo” to another tweet that contained a comic edit of Trump replaced by empty space.
Columbus added that Trump’s cameo was a popular move: “When we screened it for the first time the oddest thing happened – people cheered when Trump showed up on screen. So I said to my editor, ‘Leave him in the movie. It’s a moment for the audience.’
Trump has been banned from Twitter and other social media sites in the wake of the Capitol riots on 6 January.
A petition on change.org to replace Trump with Joe Biden had accrued 337 signatures at time of publication.
Others have suggested Dolly Parton, Keanu Reeves and Matt Smith as potential replacements for Trump.