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An Artist Just Turned Donald Trump's Hollywood Star Into a Political Statement, and People Are Loving It

Republican presidential candidate frontrunner Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in seen, September 10, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Trump was awarded the star in 2007 in the television category. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

British street artist Plastic Jesus gave President Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame a super shady makeover this week, but instead of defacing or damaging it, Plastic Jesus placed prison bars over the sidewalk monument.

"Today I put @realDonaldTrump behind bars," Plastic Jesus tweeted on Wednesday.


Plastic Jesus also shared footage of passersby admiring the latest... upgrade... to Trump's star to his Instagram.

The artist said that rallying cries for Trump to be imprisoned since he took office inspired him to lock Trump up, even if it's only metaphorical.

"There have been calls to jail Trump since the day he was elected, and today he was certainly put behind bars," Plastic Jesus told Huffington Post in an email, which contained additional photos of his work.

He added that "although it was very quickly damaged by a Trump supporter trying to remove it, the bars did appear to be stuck fast and were there several hours later ― to the amusement of thousands of passing tourists."

The bars were secured using "industrial strength double-sided sticky tape," Plastic Jesus told HuffPost. "I wanted them to stay down but didn’t want a bill for thousands of dollars to repair the footpath."

He added his "protest art was intended to be humorous" and that Trump should "pay the price" if he is ever indicted or convicted of any crimes.

As is probably expected, Twitter went wild over the stunt.

Trump behind bars? People seem to love it.

Savage.

Putting bars on Trump's star is not the first time Plastic Jesus has used art to encourage dissent against Trump.

Last month, Plastic Jesus designed child-sized bulletproof vests and placed them on mannequins in clothing stores to protest the Trump administration's lack of effort to prevent school shootings.

And in 2016, Plastic Jesus erected a mini wall around Trump's star, mocking the president's campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. The tiny enclosure included barbed wire and toothpick-sized American flags.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 20: A wall, constructed by the artist known as Plastic Jesus, is placed around the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star of Donald Trump on July 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 20: A wall, constructed by the artist known as Plastic Jesus, is placed around the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star of Donald Trump on July 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

In August, the West Hollywood City Council voted unanimously to have Trump's star removed, however, their vote was overruled by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which has never removed a star.

Star Wars star Mark Hamill suggested replacing Trump's star with one for Carrie Fisher, who died in 2016.

The star has seen its share of vandalism too. It was smashed with a pickaxe last month and had previously been defecated on by a dog.