There’s a new bronze selfie statue that’s been erected in a Texas town, and people are not thrilled about it.
The statue, which was donated by town resident Sandy Levin as part of a piece collection, features two young girls, wearing scarves and boots, taking a selfie in front of Sugar Land’s city hall.
The collection, which was approved with no objection by two citizen committees in before its final approval by the Sugar Land City Council in the same year, was intended to depict activities that commonly occur on the Town Square Plaza. There is a similar statue of a man playing a guitar.
Some residents were initially disgusted when they believed that taxpayer money paid for the selfie statue, but the City of Sugar Land took to Twitter to assure everyone that no taxpayer money was used for the piece. They shared the official document proving that all ten statues were, in fact, donated.
Other people, however, are still disappointed by what the statue stands for.