The artist of a life-size Lucille Ball statue has some explaining to do to the late comedian’s fans.
Commissioned privately by artist David Poulin in 2009, the 400-pound bronze re-creation of Ball is recognized as nothing more than a disservice to her memory in her hometown in upstate Celoron, according to the Facebook group dedicated to correcting the statue.
“I think it looks like a monster. That is just my opinion,” the Facebook group founder told Yahoo! News. “When you see it at night, it is frightening.”
Though residents are asking for the statue to be removed or spruced up, Celoron mayor Scott Schrecengos told the Celoron Post-Journal that it would require at least $5,000 to get an artist to recast the sculpture — something the town will not be using tax dollars to correct.
Perhaps with fundraising efforts the Facebook group is currently undertaking, the actress’ statue can be corrected, getting fans to love Lucy once more.
See the statue at http://yhoo.it/1DF7FJ5.