Two Girls Taking A Selfie Statue Causes Outrage In City

June 3, 2016


The city of Sugar Land, Texas recently installed this statue of two girls taking a selfie outside City Hall. And now residents are pissed because 1. it's a shitty piece of art and embarrassing, which it is, and 2. they mistakenly believe it was paid for with taxpayer dollars, which it was not. I dunno, with a name like Sugar Land, you should have gone with a statue of the Lollipop Kingdom. Or a large soda.

"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.

In fact, the selfie statue was part of a 10-piece sculpture collection paid for by a generous resident, according to a press release put out last month by the city, saying that the sculptures were "donated by a Sugar Land resident to the city through the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation." The donor was identified as Samuel Levin. He could not immediately be reached by ABC News for comment.

Paid for by a generous resident, or MADE by a "generous" resident who really just wants his art up all over town. I'm on to you, Samuel Levin! And of course he couldn't immediately be reached for comment, I'm sure he was already hard at work in his studio cranking out more statues to donate. Man, I bet Sugar Land is nothing like what I imagine when I close my eyes and think about it. Please tell me the roads are at least edible.

Thanks to Lindsey P, who wants a picture of herself photobombing these girls' pic. Okay now that is good.

  • Martin White

    The funny thing that I am sure that people will be making selfie with this "selfie couple" statue.

  • Frag Monger

    I guess Sugar Land wanted to announce to the World that they're Hipster Douchebag Central.

  • AaaronG

    Future generations will wonder why these people are holding up an ice-cream sandwich.

  • Doc Bill

    I think it's great! Captures the spirit of Town Center. Lighten up, you old prunes!

  • So if I go to Sugar Land, I'll never see anyone posing like that as they take pictures of themselves? If I start looking up people from Sugar Land on Facebook, I won't find very many with "selfies" as their default pictures?

    I feel like they're finding something to complain about, just because they can. The complete vanity and egoism of these kinds of pictures is pretty self(ie) evident given the massive popularity of the trend. And I'd be willing to bet that the vast majority of the outcries come from people that have more pictures of themselves taken with their own phone, looking in a mirror, down at the screen of the phone instead of looking up at the camera when the shutter closes.

    I don't understand the whole craze with taking pictures of oneself, but it's not the end of the world. The only thing that bothers me about this statue is that some alien or (hopefully) hyper advanced human in the future will find it, and think our culture was nothing but a bunch of self absorbed assholes.

  • I like it

  • MustacheHam

    One of these gals must of had genetics shared by Medusa. hmm...

  • Sebastiann Elegant√© Neely

    I don't understand why everyone gets their panties in a twist over people taking photos of themselves, especially when friends do it together.

  • Dano

    Because it's a shitty, self absorbed behavior.

  • shashi

    Previously located in uncanny valley

  • Bobby May

    The perfect piece to accentuate the artistry would be a car wrapped around the statue lol

  • Dano

    Ahh, the selfie. Because narcisstie was too hard for everyone to spell.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I'm absolutely making this up right now but I think selfie is short for SELF-photographIc-contEnt. Note the I and E are capitalized. Why they went with such a clunky backronym, I'm not sure but the shortened version is way less terrible.

  • Dano

    No, sorry, "Selfie" is an intended destruction of English language. The "selfie" is the simplified slang term for the young generation in our society that has no knowledge of the self portrait. When people continue to encourage the youth to continue to "share" their narcissistic self portraits, which require no real effort or skill, it degrades any integrity of self worth other than to show off their easily exposed self portrait to the vast and anonymous internet. Thus my term, narcissistie.

    It's ridiculous that it is so incredibly popular to take photos of yourself and spread them all over the internet or anywhere else.

  • GeneralDisorder

    You missed the part where I said "I'm absolutely making this up right now" but that's not important.

    I fully approve of your bitter curmudgeonly rage but if you're "into the English language" you'd know that young women have persistently been the biggest source of language evolution for most of recorded history. I'd venture a guess that it's because teenage girls don't know how to shut the fuck up but I don't really know much else about the topic.

  • I assume the title of this work of art is "Basic Bitches".

  • Dano

    Basic self-absorbed bitches.

  • Take that back, villain! These Kids pose in amodest, shy, naive Way!

  • Dano

    Naive as in unknowingly self absorbed.

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