Selfie statue outside city hall sparks uproar in Sugar Land, Texas

What Does Your Selfie Say about You?
What Does Your Selfie Say about You?

The city of Sugar Land, Texas recently installed a statue outside its city hall -- and it's stirred up quite a controversy.

The statue depicts two girls huddling together to take a selfie with the city hall in the background. Some people were confused by it, some people thought taxpayers' money was used and was therefore a waste, and some just could not handle it at all:

The statue was actually part of a donation of 10 pieces of art from a local resident that were placed around the city. Two of the pieces were installed near city hall.

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"The first bronze sculpture depicts a guitar player sitting on the ledge of a fountain facing City Walk. The second represents two girls taking a 'selfie' near a bench with City Hall in the background. Both show activities common in the plaza," the press release stated.

"The inclusion of sculpture in the Town Square plaza 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,'" it continued.

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