An account that calls itself “The Faction” claimed responsibility for the installation. “Take down his star, and we will descend upon you with 30 fresh new stars,” the account tweeted. “We are MAGA Legion.” This occurred after the West Hollywood City Council unanimously voted to recommend getting rid of the star altogether on Tuesday because of Trump’s “disturbing treatment of women and other actions. „The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles City Council haven’t weighed in on the matter.
The Faction also tweeted a video of their crew putting the installation together early in the morning. The Faction is a self described “rogue right-wing street artist,” according to their Instagram bio, and vows to “shower you Useful Idiots in glorious memes to manifest your Trump Derangement Syndrome demons.” They collaborate with Sabo, another conservative street artist who tries to troll Hollywood with “provocative” art. The artist spent $1,000 on the stars, which they printed on sheets of floor vinyl with adhesive backing, and their mission was partially financed by “a young and anonymous entrepreneur.”Trump Derangement System, according to Urban Dictionary, is a “mental condition in which a person has been driven effectively insane due to their dislike of Donald Trump, to the point at which they will abandon all logic and reason.” A member of the service that cleans graffiti off the Walk of Fame said they found about 50 stars.