Home Alone can’t be missed at Christmas, but apparently Donald Trump can. At least that’s what the Canadian network did, which cut the participation of the current US president from the second film in the franchise, which was released in 1992.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) excluded Trump’s appearance — which lasted about 10 seconds — from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York to add an ad, the network said.
“The scene with Donald Trump was one of the few that was cut from the film to fit TV showtime, as none of them were an integral part of the plot. These edits were made in 2014 when we first acquired the film and before Trump was elected president. in 2016,” said Chuck Thompson, a CBC spokesman.
Viewers who saw the edit rushed to Twitter for comment. While some supported CBC’s decision, others complained, because classic films had cutscenes.
Recently, the president himself spoke about his participation in the film. “Well, I’m in Home Alone 2 and a lot of people mention it every year, especially at Christmas.” Son of current US President Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to criticize the broadcaster’s decision.
In response, Bill Prady, producer of series such as The Big Bang Theory, provided details of Trump’s participation. “The production wanted to shoot at Plaza, which was owned by Trump at the time. Trump insisted that every film shot on his property had a role to play for him. Because he was an ego pocket,” he explained.
Remember Trump’s participation in the film below:
*with information from AFP
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