After Donald Trump was banned from virtually every social media platform, including his beloved Twitter account, for inciting the attack on the U.S. Capitol building last week, critics of the president are taking the Trump erasure to the next level by demanding he be removed from Home Alone 2. In a moment of much-needed levity, social media users have come up with a few creative ideas on how to replace Trump’s scene where he tells a lost Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) how to find the lobby of the Trump Plaza.
I call on Congress to immediately order that Donald Trump be digitally replaced in all versions of "Home Alone 2" with … Gritty. I want my children to see someone they can look up too.
(Surely there is also something in the 25th Amendment that makes provision for this?) pic.twitter.com/ooXCPG4L9u
— Patrick Chovanec (@prchovanec) January 11, 2021
NOW digitally replace the Home Alone 2 cameo with one of Dolly Parton 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/T1ATVSxfkC
— Glen Scott (@glenrules) January 9, 2021
A kind woman shows Kevin where the lobby is. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992) pic.twitter.com/gNLdcnBk2I
— Jo Frost’s Naughty Step (@supernannyreact) January 11, 2021
Not only should we digitally remove Donald Trump from Home Alone 2, we should replace him with adult Macaulay Culkin. Just make that plot go off the rails. pic.twitter.com/r4mObFZC37
— Jesse Case (@jessecase) January 9, 2021
I can’t believe they were able to get George Lucas’ team to remove him in the Home Alone 2 special edition. pic.twitter.com/SzLbNjh9y3
— Ben "The Mediocre Gatsby" Mooney (@Ben_Etc) January 9, 2021
Instead of removing Trump from Home Alone 2 they added a weird guy warning Kevin not to talk to him pic.twitter.com/NojtYNO2Ht
— richie owens (@iamRichieOwens) January 9, 2021
People also had some fun with the IMDB page for Home Alone 2, which is currently crashed, after a new edit was added. Where is the lie?
Fascinating Home Alone 2 trivia on IMDB. pic.twitter.com/7Y3bcEPfAr
— Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) January 9, 2021
While removing Trump from Home Alone 2 may seem random, the president notably flew off the handle in 2019 when he learned that a Canadian TV broadcast had edited out his scene. The cut was one of several made to the film for the sake of adding in commercials, but Trump went so far as to blame Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for personally excising the scene. Because Trudeau has nothing better to do than oversee the broadcast of random Christmas movies.
As for the chances of editing Trump out of Home Alone 2, director Chris Columbus probably wouldn’t mind. While recently celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first film, Columbus revealed that Trump “bullied” his way into the sequel by refusing to allow filming in the Plaza unless he had a cameo. The scene was going to be edited out after it was filmed to appease Trump, but according to Columbus, test audiences “cheered” when Trump showed up on-screen, and here we are.