The Home Alone franchise is a Fox property, which means it’s also, now, a Disney property. As such, you can stream the films on Disney+. And if there’s one thing we know about Disney+, it’s that they don’t mind editing things. The classic Tom Hanks mermaid comedy Splash, for example, has a scene where Darryl Hannah’s butt has been digitally hidden by CGI hair, as she runs towards the ocean. Suffice to say, there was not any such CGI in the original film.
With that in mind, people have been atwitter at the idea that Trump could be similarly removed from the infamous scene in Home Alone 2, where he gives Kevin directions.
Macaulay Culkin, star of the first two films, is clearly internet savvy. For example, back in 2018, Culkin teamed up with longtime YouTube creator James Rolfe (aka The Angry Video Game Nerd) to make a fun of the Home Alone video game series. With over 7.5 million views as of this writing, it’s safe to say that the former Kevin McCallister still has the juice when it comes to Home Alone hot takes. Naturally, that means people can’t feel truly assured that Donald Trump should be removed from Home Alone 2 until Culkin himself gives his blessing … and that is precisely what happened on January 13.
Similarly, @maxschramp tweeted a video where he had digitally removed Trump himself. Once again Culkin dropped in with his one-word approval: “Bravo.” It’s also noteworthy that Culkin is not the only Home Alone alum with words about Trump’s appearance in the film.