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Student breaks 19th century statue while taking selfie

Student Snaps 19th Century Statue While Snapping a Selfie

Most museums have strict rules regarding taking photos and touching the art - so no one would assume you shouldn't climb onto a sculpture and snap a selfie.

According to 'TIME,' that's exactly what one student did, and the unnamed male broke the leg off of a 19th century Greco Roman statue in an Italian museum.

It's unclear if the student was able to capture the image before destroying the piece.

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jimsphn March 19 2014 at 10:52 AM

I know it's just an assumption, but where in the report does it say the student was an American? Stupid acts aren't all reserved for Americans....

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Glenda March 19 2014 at 7:20 PM

How in the world can a person be so disregarding of a work of art? Now no one in the future will ever be able to view this statue in it's original state. This is not only ignorant but selfish. I hope his photo was worth it, to be known from now on as the idiot who destroyed a great art work.

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Iris March 19 2014 at 2:48 PM

People today have no espect for others and NO manners, even for statues. or museums
What a disgrace for something to have lasted so long and then have a distroyed by the press and Ellen promoting selfies.

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jaluty March 19 2014 at 2:47 PM

Amazing how an article about a student breaking a statue, has broken down to stupidity about politics.

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AMedicGary March 19 2014 at 10:51 AM

ever heard of "you break it, you buy it" ...... pay up or prison time.

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kay March 19 2014 at 10:41 AM

Kids have no respect for art, people, rules or those in authority. I hope his parents have to pay PAY PAY!

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fermiuno March 19 2014 at 9:59 AM


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Iris March 19 2014 at 2:49 PM

sorry my machine did not spell respect correctly or destroyed.
but you all get the idea.

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lemmonherk March 19 2014 at 11:34 PM

His parents sure did a lousy job of raising this idiot. They should be ashamed and embarrassed.

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mercinyc March 19 2014 at 9:59 AM


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