(Tea Party 247) – The “Home Alone” franchise — well, the first two anyway — are holiday classics that are on most people’s “to watch” list when the Christmas season rolls around and for good reason. The films are truly hilarious, not to mention they also contain a strong family message which our current culture desperately needs to hear.
However, it seems the radical leftists in Canada have decided to weaponize the second film in the series, “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York,” as a political attack on President Trump. For those who don’t know, Trump actually has a small cameo in the movie.
Well, the CBC decided to cut that cameo out. The reason why? They claim it was for time, but some are saying there are more political motives at play.
Here’s more from Summit News:
Canadian state-funded broadcaster CBC deleted the scene featuring Donald Trump from their Christmas broadcast of Home Alone 2.
The scene from the 1992 movie features Trump telling Macaulay Culkin’s character how to find the lobby in the Trump Hotel.
The reason behind the deletion of the scene is not known, with many on Twitter claiming it was a political decision.
“CBC TV in Canada has cut Donald Trump’s Home Alone 2 cameo out of their broadcast,” tweeted Ryan Fournier. “They’re so triggered by him that they had to edit him out of the film. Absolutely pathetic.”
However, the broadcaster asserted that it was edited out due to time constraints.
“As is often the case with features adapted for television, Home Alone 2 was edited to allow for commercial time within the format,” CBC told ComicBook.com.
The fact that the scene is only 24 seconds long means many are treating this explanation with a hefty dose of skepticism.
Here’s more from Fox News:
Viewers took to social media with mixed criticism days ahead of Christmas as they recognized the American president’s noticeable absence from the 1992 film, Comicbook.com reported.
“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.
The edit was described as “petty” and “pathetic” by naysayers, while others defended the CBC’s decision.
“TV channels are allowed to remove scenes with known criminals :),” a Twitter user responded.
Another social media user tweeted: “almost clicked to watch Home Alone yesterday, but I didn’t want to see Trump, so the CBC option meets my consumer choice.”
According to Comicbook.com, the CBC provided a reason for the removal, claiming the edit was “to allow for commercial time within the format.”
The CBC did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
In the iconic holiday film, Macaulay Culkin’s character, Kevin McCallister, walks into the Plaza Hotel by himself as he is separated from his family. He runs into a passerby played by Trump and asks, “Excuse me, where’s the lobby?”
“Down the hall and to the left,” Trump responds as he towers over a young Culkin.
Amid the snub, President Trump and first lady Melania tweeted a Christmas video on Wednesday.
“Wishing you all a very #MerryChristmas! May your day be filled with peace, love and happiness!” Melania wrote.
As far as editing the clip, it seems the original intent behind the cut was for time purposes, but is that still the motivation for not airing it today, or does it also, perhaps, fit an agenda the Canadian government, which is no fan of Donald Trump?
Guess we’ll never really know.