Social media users have observed that President Donald Trump’s cameo in the 1992 film “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” appears to have been edited out of some Canadian broadcasts.
Various Twitter users pointed out that a short scene involving Trump had been cut from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation showings of the film this month.
CBC told ComicBook.com in a statement published Wednesday that Trump’s removal from the film had not been politically motivated.
“As is often the case with features adapted for television, Home Alone 2 was edited to allow for commercial time within the format,” a CBC spokesperson said in the statement.
It appears that CBC’s edit precedes the Trump presidency, as one Twitter user noted the omission all the way back in Dec. 2015.
Some commenters on social media celebrated the move.
— It's The Z-A-P (@Zap_Davids) December 24, 2019
Others charged CBC with journalistic malpractice and bias.
You guys are the biggest bush league “journalists” of all time. Editing out Trump’s cameo in Home Alone 2. What kind of state-sponsored bullshit it that? #Defund
— James (@Jameseast_) December 23, 2019
The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo said in a tweet that the CBC had “censored” Trump’s appearance in the classic holiday film.
— ???Jimmy Falk ❌ShadowBanned❌ (@JimmyFalk5) December 26, 2019
Trump referenced his “Home Alone 2” appearance while addressing military servicemembers on Christmas Eve.
“Well, I’m in ‘Home Alone 2,’ and a lot of people mention it every year, especially around Christmas,” he said.
“They say ‘I just saw you.’ Especially young kids, they say, ‘I just saw you on the movie.’ They don’t see me on television as they do in the movie. But it’s been a good movie and I was a little bit younger, to put it mildly, and it was an honor to do it.”