The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce won’t remove Bill Cosby’s star from the Walk of Fame because it’s “historic,” but leftists won’t make that argument about the Confederate flag.
L.A.-area activists started a campaign to remove the star, which Cosby received in 1977, from its location on Hollywood Blvd. after newly-released court documents revealed that Cosby admitted to obtaining Quaaludes with the intention of giving them to women he wanted to sleep with.
Despite Cosby’s admission, however, the Chamber of Commerce said his star would remain.
“Once a star has been added to the walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive, Leron Gubler, said. “Because of this, we have never removed a star from the walk.”
The Chamber made a similar statement in December after someone wrote “rapist” on the star.
“When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalize a California state landmark,” its statement read.
Leftists won’t make similar arguments about the Confederate flag, however, which they successfully had removed from the South Carolina capital grounds on Friday after it had been displayed on the property for 54 years.
Interestingly, when compared to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s defense of Cosby’s star, S.C.’s Republican-controlled legislature didn’t seem to defend the Confederate flag quite as strongly.
“Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill to remove the Confederate flag from Capitol grounds at 4 p.m. Thursday after both South Carolina’s House and Senate chambers passed a bill to remove the flag from a monument in front of the State House,” Fox Carolina reported.