Kristy Swanson wants to be cut from John Hughes films to support Trump amid calls for 'Home Alone' removal

Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY
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After calls for President Donald Trump to be digitally removed from his brief cameo in "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," actress Kristy Swanson said she would like to be "officially removed" from some popular films of her own.

“If Cancel Culture is really going to have Donald J. Trump removed from the John Hughes movie “Home Alone,” then in support of MY PRESIDENT, I’d like to have myself officially removed from the John Hughes’ films, ‘Pretty In Pink’ and ‘Ferris Buhler’s (sic) Day Off,’ “ Swanson tweeted over the weekend.

Trump appeared in a scene in the 1992 sequel to "Home Alone," giving directions to Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) as he walks through the Plaza Hotel, once owned by Trump. Many on social media, including Culkin, have called for the president's removal from the film.

Best known for starring in the 1992 film "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Swanson, 51, also appeared in "Ferris Bueller" as Simone Adamley, Ferris's classmate who tells their economics teacher "he's sick" when he isn't present during attendance. She also played Duckette in "Pretty in Pink."

A vocal supporter of Trump, Swanson said in 2019 that she had received death threats over a Trump-focused theatrical production she took part in.

Directed by conservative filmmaker Phelim McAleer, “FBI Lovebirds: UnderCovers” was based on text messages recovered by the FBI last year from former Trump-Russia investigators Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, Politico reported.

Earlier that year, Swanson, who had said she has been "#MAGA since 1969," got into a feud with Kathy Griffin over Trump's proposed border wall, saying, "We need a secure WALL, technology, boots, drones & more, we need it ALL."

Contributing: Sara M. Moniuszko

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