The Detroit Post
Wednesday, 20 October, 2021

Trump Zoolander

Paul Gonzalez
• Tuesday, 22 December, 2020
• 3 min read

“I've had people reach out to me and say, 'You should edit Donald Trump out of Zoo lander,' but at the end of the day, that was a time when that exists and that happened,” Ben said. Ben, who has donated to many democratic political campaigns over the years, noted the other films that the POTUS made appearances in.

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Trump has been briefly featured in a menagerie of TV shows and movies, including “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” and “Two Weeks Notice.” In 2017, Matt Damon said Trump required cameos in order for films to be shot inside his hotels, hence the reason he's in so many movies, particularly in the '90s.

“The deal was that if you wanted to shoot in one of his buildings, you had to write him in a part,” Matt told The Hollywood Reporter. Chris O'Donnell, who starred in “Scent of a Woman,” made similar statements in recalling the 1992 movie.

By this logic, his appearances would also require removal from films such as “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” “Two Weeks Notice,” “The Little Rascals,” and “Celebrity,” as well as the series “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” “Spin City,” “Sex and the City,” “Suddenly Susan,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “All My Children,” and “The Nanny.” There’s also the longtime reality series Trump executive-produced, “The Apprentice.” “There were so many movies that had a silly cameo from Donald Trump,” Ben Stiller, who directed and starred in Zoo lander,” said.

Regarding the scene (below), Stiller said, “We were shooting at the now defunct VH1 Fashion Awards… and as people were coming up the red carpet, we pulled them aside and asked them to talk about Derek Zoo lander, and so Trump and Melania did that.” Interestingly, Donald Trump was an outspoken fan of the film, but was tremendously disappointed by the sequel.

In fact, Trump has gone on record attributing the success of “male modeling” largely to the film: Stiller has shot down any comments about removal of Trump ’s cameos at this point in time.

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It is highly unlikely that any editing will take place to boycott the current president or be more “politically correct” as some on social media have been calling for. (Though most would agree Sandler is the most controversial) It comes as little surprise that Stiller would decline editing one of his finished films.

Ben Stiller has lampooned President Donald Trump by reading his tweets in character as Derek Zoo lander. Stiller made the recording on Sunday at the request of the Daily Beast, poking fun at Trump's braggadocio by comparing it to his 'really, really, ridiculously good-looking' character in the 2001 film.

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