“Baywatch” actor and star of that drunk cheeseburger-eating video, David Hasselhoff, does not want the rest of the Berlin Wall to be torn down.
Hasselhoff (who has no ties to the country whatsoever besides still being sorta famous there) joined thousands in Germany on Saturday to protest tearing down the remains of the wall so that developers can make room for an apartment complex, according to ABC News.
“This last piece of the wall is really sacred. It’s the last memorial to the people who died and to the perseverance of freedom,” Hasselhoff said during a press conference caught on tape by BBC News.
“[The wall is] about the people and it’s about hearts that were broken, hearts that were torn apart and lives that were lost. That’s what these people are talking about today. It’s not a piece of real estate.”
The Hoff also sung his song (did you know he had a song?) “Looking for Freedom,” which he performed atop the partially crumbled wall on New Year’s Eve in 1989, which apparently made him wildly popular (still!) in Germany.
The Berlin Wall separated West Berlin from East Berlin and East Germany from 1961 to 1989. It was designed to prevent citizens of Soviet-dominated East Germany from fleeing to the free and prosperous West.
The wall represents decades of communist oppression and even though you can buy pieces of the wall on the Internet if you really want to commemorate that time period, some people like “Baywatch’s” influential David Hasselhoff want the rest of the wall to remain standing.