Locals living in and around Lucille Ball‘s hometown of Celoron, N.Y., honored the actress by commissioning a life-size statue in her honor. But now the completed sculpture has many residences crying foul.
“This statue looks nothing like the beautiful Lucy we all know. If for no other reason than that… the statue should go,” commented one “I Love Lucy” lover. Another fan started a Facebook page titled We Love Lucy! Get Rid of this Statue.
“I think it looks like a monster. That is just my opinion,” the fan said. “When you see it at night, it is frightening.”
Artist Dave Poulin raked in between $8,000 and $10,000 to create the statue. He has not responded to requests for a comment.