Ben Stiller Won't Cut Donald Trump Out of 'Zoolander' Amid Backlash

Despite backlash from fans, Ben Stiller has no plans to remove a scene from Zoolander which features Donald Trump.

During an interview on The Daily Beast‘s podcast “The New Abnormal,” the 54-year-old actor discussed the requests from fans to edit Trump out of the 2001 movie, which he starred in and directed.

In Zoolander, Donald and wife Melania Trump are interviewed on the red carpet of the VH1 Fashion Awards where they discuss the greatness of self-obsessed model Derek Zoolander (Stiller).

“I’ve had people reach out to me and say, you should edit Donald Trump out of Zoolander,” Ben said. “But at the end of the day, that was a time when that exists and that happened.”

Back in the late 90s, and early 2000s, Trump made several appearances on TV shows and in movies including Two Weeks Notice, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Sex & the City, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

“There were so many movies [back then] that had a silly cameo from Donald Trump,” Ben said. “He represented a certain thing.”

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