See the Lucille Ball Statue So Ugly It's Causing an Unbelievable Uproar
Image via Facebook
A Lucille Ball statue in Celoron, New York, is so hideous, so downright repulsive, that it is garnering national attention and spirited buzz across the Internet.
CNN’s Emanuella Grinberg handles the ‘splaining with a report on the statue that many state bears no resemblance to the famous comedian, who continues to entertain generations well after her 1989 passing thanks to re-runs of the famed "I Love Lucy."
And when you peep the bronze memorial, which sports an awkward, toothy grin, you may just agree. As Grinberg states, it looks like a great many things; however none of them are the iconic face of our beloved Ball.
Here is ABC News breaking down a bizarre story that has us actually considering a day trip out to Celoron to see what all the hubbub is about:
As CNN reports, the statue has been around since 2009, presumably scaring local children who dare traipse too close to its vicinity.
However, a Facebook group dedicated to ridding the area of the blight garnered the attention of Yahoo! News and the Internet at large.
That group is called We Love Lucy! Get Rid of This Statue, and they have some photos you can’t unsee:
While the Facebook group is content to get the word out, its founder is far more reserved. CNN states, “The founder requested anonymity, saying the issue is "not about me; it's about the statue.’”
The founder continued: “Lucille Ball was one of the most talented, beautiful, funny women who ever appeared on television; a pioneer, a giant of television. My only goal is to have a sculpture of her in Jamestown which does her justice. This statue in Celoron is not fixable. I love my hometown and I Love Lucy. Let's get a new statue that is a real tribute to her memory as the Comedy Queen of Television.”
Like messing up a crossword puzzle in pen, you just have to crumple the figurative paper and start again another day.
And the hope, according to the report, is to have a new one from the Comedy Hall of Fame in Jamestown — one we imagine would actually slightly resemble Ball.
As for the artist, he is staying mum on the outrage caused by his work. Mayor Scott Schrecengost did divulge to the Post-Journal (article behind paywall), “He finally came back and said he wanted $8,000 to $10,000 to do it. I've also reached out to several other sculptors in the region, and some said they would do it, but we're still looking at about $5,000.”
An odd note, and complete assumption on our part, is a Lucille Ball statue done correctly may not garner as much notoriety.
In a peculiar twist, this outrage has us once again considering the career of one of the funniest comedians of all time.
Whether the statue gets fixed or not, we at least have that positive note on an otherwise ugly story out of New York.
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