Lucille Ball is one of television's most beloved comedians, but an effort to honor the "I Love Lucy" star with a life-sized statue has gone horribly wrong.
Fans of the classic show have rallied to take down the bronze sculpture of the titular star that has stood since 2009 in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the small town of Celoron, NY. A Facebook group called "We Love Lucy! Get Rid of This Statue" has gathered over 5,000 likes—more than five times the actual population of Celoron.
“I think it looks like a monster. That is just my opinion,” said the group's anonymous organizer to Yahoo! News. “When you see it at night, it is frightening.”
It would cost an estimated $8,000 to $10,000 for sculptor Dave Poulin to recast his statue, but locals are currently raising money in order to fix the toothy, grinning Lucy.
“This statue looks nothing like the beautiful Lucy we all know," said the local organizer. "If for no other reason than that... the statue should go.”