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Jack Black calls Trump a 'piece of s**t' at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony

Jack Black calls Trump a 'piece of s**t' at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony

Jack Black was being honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame when he seized the opportunity to criticise another recipient of the illustrious honour: US President Donald Trump.

Addressing the crowd during the final moment of his acceptance speech, the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor said "I love you all so much".

Before walking off, Black couldn't resist adding: "Except for Donald Tr ump, he's a piece of s**t! Peace out, love you!”"

President Trump vs the press

15 show all President Trump vs the press

1/15 "You are fake news!"

Then President-elect Trump directed this insult to CNN's Jim Acosta while refusing him a question at a press conference on January 11 2017. The President-elect's anger was due to the publishing of unverified memos that implicated Michael Cohen in Russian collusion by Buzzfeed. CNN had reported on a briefing of Obama and Trump on the memos by US intelligence chiefs, but knowing the content to be unverified had not revealed it AFP/Getty

2/15 "They are among the most dishonest human beings on earth"

President Trump said this of journalists during a visit to the CIA on the the day following his inauguration. His claim of having the largest crowd of any inauguration ceremony in history had been debunked and he clearly wasn't happy Reuters

3/15 "Failing New York Times"

President Trump commonly addr esses the New York Times in this way, contrary to its increasing profit margins and expanding global readership. He is pictured here in the midtown Manhattan offices of the paper Getty

4/15 "Enemy of the American People"

President Trump has since repeated the claim that such news outlets are the enemy of the people, often after they break negative stories about him

5/15 "They have no sources"

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 24 2017, President Trump suggested that a Washington Post article with 9 sources was "made up". The article in question exposed how then National Security Advis or Michael Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence over a phone call to a Russian ambassador. That the article was "made up", while highly doubtful at the time, seems even less likely since Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the same phone call Reuters

6/15 Access denied for major publications

Protesters gathered outside of the New York Times office after Trump's White House barred a number of publications from attending a press briefing on February 24 2017. Just hours after the President had again denounced the media, then Press Secretary Sean Spicer denied access to news outlets such as CNN and the New York Times, while permitting Breitbart News, CBS, Fox and others AFP/Getty Images

7/15 "#FNN"

On July 2 2017, President Trump tweeted an edited clip from his Wrestlemania XXIII appearance in which the CNN logo had been imposed onto the face of his wrestling opponent Vince McMahon. CNN is a common target for President Trump and here he suggests that he is getting the better of the network through his repeated attacks

8/15 "The most powerful TV show in America"

On July 27 2017, President Trump quoted a New York Times article about Fox & Friends. The President is known to watch Fox & Friends every morning, often tweeting about matters discussed on the show, leading to speculation over its influence on his outlook and policies Getty Images

9/15 "It's frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write"

In a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on October 11 2017, President Trump suggested that the press ought not to be allowed their constitutionally secured freedom. He added "people should look into it", suggesting that he also doesn't respect the protection of sources. At the time, he was angry at an NBC report claiming that the President had expressed a desire to return the size of the US' nuclear arsenal to its 1960s height, a claim that he and others in his administration dismissed as fake news AFP/Getty

10/15 "negative (Fake)"

In a tweet on 9 May 2018, President Trump conflated negative reporting about him with fake news

11/15 "I didn't criticise the Prime Minister"

In a press conference with the Prime Minister on his visit to Britain, President Trump disputed claims published in the Sun that he had criticised Mrs May's Brexit strategy Reuters

12/15 "Horrible, horrendous people"

At a Republican rally in Pennsylvania on August 3 2018, President Trump deemed all journalists in attendance "horrible, horrendous people". He later denounced the "fake, fake, disgusting news" for falsely r eporting that he was late to his meeting with the Queen when visiting Britain AFP/Getty

13/15 Trump's rhetoric "very close to inciting violence"

In an interview with the Guardian on 13 August 2018, the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein suggested that President Trump's attacks on the press are "very close to inciting violence". Zeid singles out the President's repeated claim that the fake news (negative coverage) media is the "enemy of the people" as dangerous Reuters

14/15 "anonymous source" = fiction

President Tr ump claimed that any report citing anonymous sources is fiction. The protection of sources is a vital matter of press freedom, as without it a potential source's fear of repercussions could lead them to withhold important information

15/15 "I would never kill Journalists"

For any journalists frightened by President Trump's attacks on the press, perhaps you can take solace in his words from a campaign rally in Grand Rapids on December 21 2015. Responding to remarks over Vladimir Putin's handling of journalists, Trump stated: "I hate some of these people, but I'd never kill them... I'll be honest - I would never kill them. Uhhh lets see.. no, I never would" Getty

1/15 "You are fake news!"

Then President-elect Trump directed this insult to CNN's Jim Acosta while refusing him a question at a press conference on January 11 2017. The President-elect's anger was due to the publishing of unverified memos that implicated Michael Cohen in Russian collusion by Buzzfeed. CNN had reported on a briefing of Obama and Trump on the memos by US intelligence chiefs, but knowing the content to be unverified had not revealed it AFP/Getty

2/15 "They are among the most dishonest human beings on earth"

President Trump said this of journalists during a visit to the CIA on the the day following his inauguration. His claim of having the largest crowd of any inauguration ceremony in history had been debunked and he clearly wasn't happy Reuters

3/15 "Failing New York Times"

President Trump commonly addresses the New York Times in this way, contrary to its increasing profit margins and expanding global readership. He is pictured here in the midtown Manhattan offices of the paper Getty

4/15 "Enemy of the American People"

President Trump has since repeated the claim that such news outlets are the enemy of the people, often after they break negative stories about him

5/15 "They have no sources"

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 24 2017, President Trump suggested that a Washington Post article with 9 sources was "made up". The article in question exposed how then National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence over a phone call to a Russian ambassador. That the article was "made up", while highly doubtful at the time, seems even less likely since Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the same phone call Reuters

6/15 Access denied for major publications

Protesters gathered outside of the New York Times office after Trump's White House barred a number of publications from attending a press briefing on Febr uary 24 2017. Just hours after the President had again denounced the media, then Press Secretary Sean Spicer denied access to news outlets such as CNN and the New York Times, while permitting Breitbart News, CBS, Fox and others AFP/Getty Images

7/15 "#FNN"

On July 2 2017, President Trump tweeted an edited clip from his Wrestlemania XXIII appearance in which the CNN logo had been imposed onto the face of his wrestling opponent Vince McMahon. CNN is a common target for President Trump and here he suggests that he is getting the better of the network through his repeated attacks

8/15 "The most powerful TV show in America"

On July 2 7 2017, President Trump quoted a New York Times article about Fox & Friends. The President is known to watch Fox & Friends every morning, often tweeting about matters discussed on the show, leading to speculation over its influence on his outlook and policies Getty Images

9/15 "It's frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write"

In a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on October 11 2017, President Trump suggested that the press ought not to be allowed their constitutionally secured freedom. He added "people should look into it", suggesting that he also doesn't respect the protection of sources. At the time, he was angry at an NBC report claiming that the President had expressed a desire to return the size of the US' nuclear arsenal to its 1960s height, a claim that he and others in his administration dismissed as fake news AFP/Getty

10/15 "negative (Fake)"

In a tweet on 9 May 2018, President Trump conflated negative reporting about him with fake news

11/15 "I didn't criticise the Prime Minister"

In a press conference with the Prime Minister on his visit to Britain, President Trump disputed claims published in the Sun that he had criticised Mrs May's Brexit strategy Reuters

12/15 "Horrible, horrendous people"

At a Republican rally in Pennsylvania on August 3 2018, President Trump deemed all journalists in attendance "horrible, horrendous people". He later denounced the "fake, fake, disgusting news" for falsely reporting that he was late to his meeting with the Queen when visiting Britain AFP/Getty

13/15 Trump's rhetoric "very close to inciting violence"

In an interview with the Guardian on 13 August 2018, the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein suggested that President Trump's attacks on the press are "very close to inciting violence". Zeid singles out the President's repeated claim that the fake news (negative cover age) media is the "enemy of the people" as dangerous Reuters

14/15 "anonymous source" = fiction

President Trump claimed that any report citing anonymous sources is fiction. The protection of sources is a vital matter of press freedom, as without it a potential source's fear of repercussions could lead them to withhold important information

15/15 "I would never kill Journalists"

For any journalists frightened by President Trump's attacks on the press, perhaps you can take solace in his words from a campaign rally in Grand Rapids on December 21 2015. Responding to remarks over Vladimir Putin's handling of journalists, Trump stated: "I hate some of these people, but I'd never kill them... I'll be honest - I would never kill them. Uhhh lets see.. no, I never would" Getty

Earlier in the ceremony, Black was praised by his School of Rock co-star/writer Mike White.

"To be as famous as you are and still be a human, takes a strong sense of self, a strong sense of character," White said.

"He loves people, he loves to be loved and people love him. What I think is the most impressive is that the legend that they love is incredibly close to the actual person that he is."

Black also spoke about how much having a star on the Walk of Fame meant to him.

“I’ve wanted one of these things for so long. Since I was a kid I thought, ‘Oh man, if you get one of those stars on the sidewalk that means you’ve made it.’ And I feel like I’ve finally grasped that sweet brass ring,” he said. “In the immortal words of Axl Rose, ‘Where do we go now?'”

Black's star was number 2,645 on the Walk of Fame and he was honoured in the category of Motion Pictures. Meanwhile, Trump's own star was destroyed earlier this year.

Source: Google News Hollywood

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