For decades, Lucille Ball has been known for being America’s all-time favorite redhead who wanted nothing more than to be a part of her husband’s club act. She was charming and cute as a button on-screen, and a force to be reckoned with off-screen.
Now the citizens of Celoron, New York are upset with sculptor Dave Poulin’s vision of the star — and so am I. Instead of capturing Ball’s wonderful quirk, she looks more like something out of a James Wan horror movie…I’d even go as far to say this statue makes her look like she could be Annabelle‘s mom.
Of ALL the scenes Poulin could’ve chosen, he went with the “I’m on my way to getting plastered” Vitameatavegamin scene.
I’m confused as to why he chose it because that scene only works when you’re WATCHING (or listening to) it. SO many other iconic scenes would’ve made for a more flattering statue rather than becoming nightmare fuel for children.
“Lucille Ball was not only an amazing comedienne, but she was a stunning beauty. Her sense of humor only made her more beautiful. This statue looks nothing like the beautiful Lucy we all know. If for no other reason than that… the statue should go. I think it looks like a monster. That is just my opinion. When you see it at night, it is frightening.” a citizen told Yahoo News.
Which is why said citizen created a Facebook page dedicated to having it removed/replaced with a less frightening rendition of their town’s most famous resident; seeing as nearby Jamestown is home to the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum and Center for Comedy, it might be a good idea to figure out how to comply without using taxpayer dollars. The Mayor himself says he’s also not a fan of the statue but to have Poulin come back to recast it would cost upwards of $10,000 and as he will not tax the townspeople in order for it to happen, a fund has been started towards the mission.
Here’s hoping they get the money they need, because this isn’t how anyone should remember Lucy.
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