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Drain Added to Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Because People Kept Peeing on It?


Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star had a drain installed due to people repeatedly urinating on it.


In early June 2024, an X user posted an image allegedly showing a drain installed on former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star, which was seemingly covered in a murky stain.

A day earlier, a Reddit user posted the same photo and claimed it was their preferred place to urinate in Los Angeles.

“It’s our favorite pee destination in LA,” they wrote.

The Reddit post included a screenshot of an X post, which had amassed more than 540,000 views at the time of this writing, that was captioned: “They had to install a drain.”

Similar posts appeared elsewhere on X and Reddit.

However, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the Walk of Fame, told Snopes it did not add a drain to Trump’s star. A reverse-image search of the in-question image uncovered similar photos of Trump’s star (same angle, lighting, etc.) — without the drain.

Also, an HCC spokesperson said, to their knowledge, people were not urinating on the landmark. There were also no recent acts of vandalism to the star, they added.

Based on that evidence, the photo appeared to be a digital creation. We rated the claim “False.”

Likewise, no credible news outlets reported on a drain being added to Trump’s Walk of Fame star due to people urinating on it, which would have been newsworthy if it were true.

For example, numerous publications reported on the star getting vandalized or defaced on several previous occasions, such as in October 2016, July 2018 and October 2020.

In 2016, Snopes investigated the claim that people were defecating on Trump’s star.


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Paul, Kari. ‘Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Vandalized Again’. The Guardian, 2 Oct. 2020. The Guardian,

‘Walk of Fame – Press’. Hollywood Walk of Fame, Accessed 6 June 2024.

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