Fans weigh in on 'frightening' Lucille Ball statue

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Town Frightened By Lucille Ball Statue

One of the most beloved actresses in TV history is terrorizing a small New York town.
Well, a statue of her anyway. A bronze sculpture of Lucille Ball was erected in the star's hometown of Celoron in 2009. It is based off of an episode from the first season when Lucy does a TV commercial for a nutritional supplement called "Vitameatavegamin."

But residents there think the artist has some explaining to do. They say it's frightening and that it looks nothing like the "I Love Lucy" star.

A Facebook page was created to bring together the statue's opponents. So far it has nearly 5,000 likes and has reached more than 63,000 people.

Many have suggested starting a GoFundMe campaign or Kickstarter page to raise money to get it replaced. Celoron's mayor told the Jamestown Post-Journal it could cost as much as $10,000 and he has no intention of using taxpayer dollars to change it.

Lucy can be a tough gal to copy, though. While Madame Tussauds wax museum did a pretty good job --the bronze statue in Palm Springs isn't much better than the one in Celoron.

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