"Most embarrassing TX thing since Wendy Davis": Texas residents lose their minds over "selfie statue"

Stupid as it is, the $32.5L statue came from a private trust, so who's to complain? Answer: Twitter

By Brendan Gauthier

Published June 2, 2016 5:03PM (EDT)


Sugar Land, Texas, an affluent city near Houston, commissioned a $32,500 life-sized bronze statue of two millennials in knee-high Hunter boots taking a selfie in front of its City Hall.

In a press release, the city said the "selfie statue" — part of a 10-piece public art donation — "aligns with the continued vision of the City and the Legacy Foundation’s commitment to establish cultural arts amenities that 'provide and/or support activities and facilities that enrich the artistic, cultural, educational, and historical character of Sugar Land.'"

A "selfie statue" is, by every measure, a waste of resources, but the money came from a private donor, so Sugar Landians kind of have no basis to complain. But alas:

(h/t NY Daily News)

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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