CBC EDIT OF TRUMP SCENE FROM HOME ALONE 2 WAS DONE IN 2014
CBC confirmed Thursday it deleted a scene featuring Donald Trump from the movie Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, but the broadcaster says the cut occurred before he became president and was not politically motivated.
Several media outlets reported Trump’s cameo in the 1992 movie was edited out of the CBC TV broadcast of the movie earlier this month.
In the uncut version, Trump appears for some seven seconds in a scene set at the Plaza Hotel in New York, when Macauley Culkin’s character Kevin McCallister asks him for directions to the lobby.
The current criticism appears to have originated from a report on Comicbook.com after complaints began circulating on social media following the recent broadcast. READ MORE
HOW FOX BUSINESS COVERED AXED ‘HOME ALONE 2’ TRUMP SCENE
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. confirmed that a version of ‘Home Alone 2’ released without President Donald Trump’s cameo was edited in 2014, but that didn’t stop Fox Business News or Donald Trump Jr. from criticizing the move. VIEW VIDEO
WHY TRUMP’S ‘HOME ALONE 2’ CAMEO WAS CUT IN CANADA
The CBC said the president’s seven-second appearance was edited out of the classic five years ago, before he ran for the White House.
Canadian broadcaster CBC is responding to renewed interest about why President Donald Trump doesn’t appear in their rebroadcast of the Home Alone sequel. Viewers — and Trump himself — noted the cut after a Dec. 15 airing in Canada. The CBC, on Monday, said it first edited out Trump’s seven-second cameo from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York for a Christmas holiday broadcast five years ago, before he ran for the White House.
The 2014 edit to the 1992 John Hughes movie was done to make way for commercial airtime on the TV rebroadcast, says the CBC. “As is often the case with feature films adapted for television, Home Alone 2 was edited for time. The scene with Donald Trump was one of several that were cut from the movie as none of them were integral to the plot,” the CBC said in a statement to THR.
“These edits were done in 2014 when we first acquired the film and before Mr. Trump was elected President,” the broadcaster added. In the sequel to the original 1990 film Home Alone, Trump appeared in a short scene in which he tells Macaulay Culkin’s character, who is lost inside New York’s Plaza Hotel (then owned by Trump), how to get to the lobby. READ MORE
HERE IS WHY TRUMP’S SCENE WAS EDITED OUT OF HOME ALONE 2 IN CANADA
“The movie will never be the same!” Trump lamented. before clarifying “(Just kidding.)”
Canada’s national public broadcaster confirmed Thursday that it had cut out US President Donald Trump’s cameo from the movie Home Alone 2, but said after a social media outcry that the edit was made before he was elected.
The 1992 Christmas film recently aired on the CBC, and some viewers and media outlets were quick to point out that the U.S. President’s scenes had been cut out. Viewers questioned why the scenes were removed — especially because the US leader had said on Tuesday it was an “honour” to be involved in the movie.
“As is often the case with feature films adapted for television, Home Alone 2 was edited for time,” said CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson. READ MORE
TRUMPS, SUPPORTERS NOT AMUSED THAT CANADIAN TV CUT TRUMP’S ‘HOME ALONE 2’ CAMEO
MONTREAL — Could Canada’s relations with the United States have taken a turn for the worse after its leading public broadcaster cut a secondslong scene of President Donald Trump from “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York?”
Canadians were momentarily pondering that unlikely question over the Christmas holidays after the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. broadcast the 1992 film without a cameo by Trump. In the scene, the character Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, asks Trump how to get to the lobby of New York’s ornate Plaza Hotel (which Trump owned at the time).
The CBC said the cut had been made for time’s sake and before Trump’s political career, but as the omission drew media attention, Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., posted about it Thursday on his Instagram account, calling the alteration “absolutely pathetic” and saying it proved that the news media “really are the enemy of the people.”
That evening, the president himself weighed in, retweeting an article about the edited version and adding an allusion to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada: “I guess Justin T doesn’t much like my making him pay up on NATO or Trade!” READ MORE