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“I was on my own free time during lunch and I decided to make a statement and pour fake blood on Donald Trump’s star,” he told TMZ. “The fact that I got fired for spilling blood on Donald Trump’s star was very surprising and disappointing, honestly.”
“These are scary times to stand up for your convictions,” he said. “It honestly doesn’t surprise me that PETA doesn’t want to the attention of the Trump administration. I think they’re scared. Since Trump is silencing, basically, all of his critics—or at least trying to very hard—I understand why PETA made the decision. But I will never be silent.”
PETA did not immediately respond to a request for comment by the Daily Dot.
The president’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star has been at the center of numerous protests and has been a target for vandalism in the past.
You can read all of TMZ’s report here.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).