Fans love Lucille Ball and will cherish episodes of I Love Lucy for all time, but there is a small town in New York that would love to get rid of her. Well, they’d love to get rid a frightening statue of Lucille Ball that is kind of strange looking and stands in her hometown, which is just outside of Jamestown, New York.
— The Buffalo News (@TheBuffaloNews) April 4, 2015
As Yahoo News reported, many are having serious issues with the statue of Lucy as they’re saying it’s quite unflattering of her. Many fans of Lucille Ball thought it would be a great tribute to her, but they now believe it needs to be replaced with a new one.
“Lucille Ball was not only an amazing comedienne, but she was a stunning beauty. Her sense of humor only made her more beautiful,” he said in an interview with Yahoo News. “This statue looks nothing like the beautiful Lucy we all know. If for no other reason than that… the statue should go.”
He did not wish to have his identity revealed, but he has directed people toward his Facebook page. No, it isn’t his personal page but one that is called We Love Lucy! Get Rid of this Statue, and it already has over 5,000 followers.
The Lucille Ball statue is not something that anyone feels can be fixed, but it just needs to be done again from scratch. They feel it needs to be a statue that is more like the “beautiful statues Nick at Nite created for ‘Bewitched’ and ‘The Honeymooners’ and Bob Newhart”
Obviously, there are many jokes that started making the rounds and many of them are happening on Twitter.
#LucilleBall ‘s hometown just erected an unflattering statue of her. Sounds like the artist has some “splainin to do”.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 3, 2015
Dave Poulin is the artist that created the statue of Lucille Ball, and no-one is looking to put down his work. Fans of the Facebook page know he has done a lot of other work that is quite good, but this work just was a bit off.
“I think it looks like a monster. That is just my opinion,” he said. “When you see it at night, it is frightening.”
It’s no secret that the Jamestown area is proud of Lucille Ball as AV Club pointed out. Jamestown even houses the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & Center for Comedy, but they just can’t handle the statue.
The unfortunate thing for the fans of Lucille Ball is replacing the statue would cost somewhere between $8,000 and $10,000. The original artist could recast the statue that was revealed in 2009, and Celeron Mayor Scott Schrecengost said he will not spend tax dollars to fix the Lucille Ball statue.
[Images via AV Club/Facebook]