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Macaulay Culkin Slams Donald Trump

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Brandon Katz Contributor

Former child star Macaulay Culkin tries his best to avoid the spotlight these days, but he couldn’t help but weigh in on this year’s presidential race. When asked about Donald Trump, his former “Home Alone 2” co-star, Culkin compared him to a fictional movie monster, saying: “He’s like the Candyman, we have to stop saying his name.”

Culkin also took the opportunity to shoot down the persistent rumors of drug abuse that have surrounded him recently.

“No, I was not pounding six grand of heroin every month or whatever,” he told The Guardian.

Culkin, now 35, was one of the biggest child stars of the 1990s as he appeared in classics such as “Home Alone,” “My Girl” and “Richie Rich. But a tumultuous upbringing in front of the cameras led to him withdrawing from the public eye by the time he was 14. Though he has appeared in a handful of projects over the years, Culkin has never sought out the mainstream fame he possessed as a child.

“The thing that bugged me was tabloids wrapping it all in this weird guise of concern,” he said. “No, you’re trying to shift papers.”