Locals from Lucille Ball’s hometown are not happy with a public statue that was erected to honor the actress’ legacy, complaining it’s “frightening” and looks nothing like her, and are now looking into fundraising options to fix it.
The Celoron, NY, residents have been clamoring to refurbish the statue on a Facebook group called “We Love Lucy! Get Rid of this Statue.”
The 400-pound life-size bronze statue was erected in 2009 after being privately commissioned. The artist Dave Poulin has not responded to the media, including a request for comment by The Hollywood Reporter.
I dont think this can be repaired, the Facebook group founder told Yahoo! News. Take a look at the beautiful statues Nick at Nite created for Bewitched and The Honeymooners and Bob Newhart…; it needs to be something more like those.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter