Buffy the “cancel culture” slayer she is not.
Kristy Swanson, who is best known for her titular role in the 1992 film “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” is being mocked online after defending President Donald Trump against calls to digitally remove his cameo in John Hughes’ 1992 movie “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”
Swanson, an outspoken Trump supporter, stood in solidarity with the president Friday while railing against what she described as “cancel culture” on Twitter.
“If Cancel Culture is really going to have Donald J. Trump removed from the John Hughes movie ‘Home Alone,’ then in support of MY PRESIDENT, I’d like to have myself officially removed from the John Hughes’ films, ‘Pretty In Pink” and “Ferris Buhler’s Day Off,’ the 51-year-old “Big Daddy” star tweeted.
Last week — and as Trump faced a historic second impeachment — a fan of “Home Alone: 2” suggested on Twitter that Trump’s seven seconds of screen time in the beloved Christmas comedy be replaced with the film’s star, Macaulay Culkin, as his current 40-year-old self. Culkin tweeted that he was “sold” on the idea.
Trump’s cameo in “Home Alone 2” is pretty fleeting. In a scene that takes place in New York City’s Plaza Hotel, Kevin McCallister (Culkin) stops Trump, who plays himself, to ask for directions to the hotel’s lobby.
Much like Trump’s cameo in “Home Alone 2,” Swanson’s very minor roles in the two Hughes films she listed in her protest tweet aren’t exactly essential to the plots of either movie.
She had a brief non-speaking role at the end of “Pretty in Pink,” in which she plays a potential love interest for the character Duckie (Jon Cryer).
She also delivered a very short monologue in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in a classroom scene that Ben Stein is better remembered for than Swanson.
Due to her on-going support for Trump — who emboldened rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6 — Swanson was scorched on Twitter.
Although many celebrities blasted Swanson online, fellow conservative actor Dean Cain, best known for his role as Superman in the ’90s TV series “Lois & Clark,” came to Swanson’s defense Sunday telling actor and director Ken Olin (“Thirtysomething”) that his suggestion that all of her film work be removed was “disgusting.”
Swanson and Dean recently appeared in the documentary “Trump vs. Hollywood” alongside fellow conservatives Scott Baio and Isaiah Washington, according to Yahoo.
The two also co-starred in 2019’s “FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers,” a conservative-friendly staged reading of the private Trump criticisms texted by former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, according to Politico.
Swanson tweeted in 2019 that she and Cain received a “death threat” due to the production.