The actress Kristy Swanson said on Twitter that if Donald Trump’s cameo in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” gets deleted due to Cancel Culture, then she wants her scenes removed from two John Hughes’ films in which she appeared.
Other celebs were quick to respond to the actress by saying that they want her removed, too.
Swanson wrote: “If Cancel Culture is really going to have Donald J. Trump removed from the John Hughes movie “Home Alone,” then in support of MY PRESIDENT, I’d like to have myself officially removed from the John Hughes’ films, “Pretty In Pink” and “Ferris Buhler’s Day Off.”
Swanson is most widely known for her role as Buffy in the original “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” movie. Hughes wrote and produced the “Home Alone” movies, which were directed by Chris Columbus.
The actress Rosanna Arquette replied, “So would we.”
“Glee” actress and “The Weakest Link” game show host Jane Lynch responded by saying, “I’m sorry. Who are you?”
“Community” actress Yvette Nicole Brown replied by asking, “You were in those films?” Then, in response to someone who pointed out that Swanson played Buffy, Brown wrote, “I don’t know or care. Her resume isn’t important. What IS, is that she’s still supporting a dude who incited a Klan riot where six people died either on the scene or a day later – one at their own hand. She’s siding with that & bemoaning the fact he’s not in a movie?! #GirlBye.”
Ironically, Brown participated in the filming of an episode of NBC’s “Community” that later got pulled from Netflix and Hulu over its use of blackface.
Ken Olin (“Thirtysomething” actor and “Alias” producer) also piled on, telling his followers to “Retweet if you’re okay with @KristySwansonXO being removed from every movie she was ever in.” Olin’s tweet prompted the actor Dean Cain to reply “Disgusting, Ken.”
This isn’t the first time the idea of cutting Trump from the movie has come up, but it’s being talked about again because a fan recently suggested to Macaulay Culkin (who was 10 years old in the original “Home Alone” movie) that Trump should be digitally replaced with a grown version of Macaulay Culkin, to which the actor replied “Sold.”
Props to the Twitter user who made a play on the movie title “Pretty in Pink” by writing “Pretty Impeached.” Credit where credit is due – that’s clever.
UNDERRATED MOVIE RECOMMENDATION: “The Chase” is terrible movie with a preposterous plot line that’s still fun to watch if you enjoy ‘90s action-comedies. It stars Charlie Sheen as a wrongfully convicted man who uses a candy bar to take a millionaire’s daughter (Kristy Swanson) hostage while escaping from prison; almost the entire movie takes place during the ensuring freeway chase, with news crews and police in hot pursuit.
The movie came out in March of 1994, which was a few months before O.J. Simpson led police on a real-life slow-speed chase on a California freeway on July 17… which happened just one week after the movie “Speed” (starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock) was released on June 10.
1994 was a big year for California freeway chase scenes.