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Comicbook.com noticed something missing when they were watching the Canadian Broadcasting Company airing of “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” this Christmas season.
The famous cameo of President Donald Trump, where he tells Kevin McAllister where to find the lobby was conspicuously absent.
CBC told Comicbook.com that the reason they cut the scene was to “to allow for commercial time within the format.”
Not everyone was buying that excuse and the removal got mixed reviews.
From Fox News:
“You guys are the biggest bush league ‘journalists’ of all time. Editing out Trump’s cameo in Home Alone 2. What kind of state-sponsored bulls–t is that? #Defund,” one Twitter user wrote to the network.
“Welcome to the liberal government-controlled media,” another tweeted to the network.
“Don’t love Trump, but come on folks – Your hysteria over this man has risen to evangelical fervor. Guessing he’ll be scrubbed from history books too?” another tweeted.
Others who didn’t like Trump were in favor of the decision, noting things like “almost clicked to watch Home Alone yesterday, but I didn’t want to see Trump, so the CBC option meets my consumer choice” and asking if he could be cut out of other movies in which he appeared as well.
almost clicked to watch Home Alone yesterday, but I didn’t want to see Trump, so the CBC option meets my consumer choice
— Bike Dad Howy🚴🥋🇨🇦🇧🇼♻️ (@ihoward) December 26, 2019
PJ Media did a little social media research and noted that the first evidence on Twitter of removal of the scene from the 1992 movie by CBC was from 2015, after Trump had declared for president. So they note the highly coincidental timing of the cut that apparently wasn’t commented on before that point.
Conservative commentator Mark Steyn blasted the CBC on “Fox & Friends,” accusing the network of being “terrified” about reminding people “just how deranged his [Trump’s] opponents are.”
“I think they’re actually terrified that people will remember that before [Trump] was the new Hitler, he was a beloved mainstream cultural figure,” Steyn said.