Selfie Statue In Sugar Land, Texas Sparks Backlash

Posted by Megalith 2:16 PM (CDT)

Saturday June 04, 2016

What’s worseآ—the statue, or the people complaining about it? At least I learned that it costs $10,000 just to install one of these things, which seems outrageous.

Some residents of Sugar Land, Texas, say they've been left with a bitter taste in their mouths after a city-approved selfie statue was recently erected outside City Hall. The statue features two smiling women in a slight stooping stance, with one holding a cellphone, arm outstretched, to snap a picture of themselves. Some residents took to social media to voice their outrage after word went out آ— mistakenly آ— that the city paid for the monuments as part of a beautification project. "I'm salty [expletive] about that 'selfie' statue in Sugar Land," one man tweeted. "Who approved that s---?" "I'm embarrassed for everyone," a woman commented on Twitter.