Like the original, the movie Alone at Home 2: Lost in New York became one of the almost inevitable films at the end of each year, but in 2019 was marked by an incident of political contours.
The Canadian public broadcaster aired the 1992 film, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin and Joe Pesci, but cut short the scene of Donald Trump, the current president of the United States.
Donald Trump appears on the scene for 7 seconds and the gesture was considered a kind of censorship dictated by the Canadian government, led by Justin Trudeau.
The movie will never be the same! (just kidding) https://t.co/FogquK1ei7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2019
The president of the United States reacted, as usual, through Twitter and commented on his removal from the movie.
According to Donald Trump, the movie “will never be the same” without that scene, but says he is playing with his comment.
However, the court has already been turned into an incident with several politicians commenting and considering it to be a kind of censorship encouraged by the government leader in Canada.
CBS says the cuts were made in 2014 before Donald Trump was elected and are common when a long-running movie is adapted for broadcast on public television.
“As is often the case with films adapted for television, Alone at Home 2 has been edited for reasons of time,” the television channel responded after the controversy settled in the neighboring country.
“The scene with Donald Trump was one of several that were cut from the movie and none of them integral to the plot. These editions were made in 2014 when we first acquired the movie and before Mr. Trump was elected President.”
According to CNN forward, Donald Trump’s cut represents just 7 seconds of the 8 minutes of edited film to allow more room for advertising.
However, Trump commented on Twitter that it was removed at the behest of the Prime Minister of Canada and even though he said it as a joke, it has set the controversy and is generating debate.