‘Ridiculous’ & ‘Repulsive’ Texas Town Unveils Controversial Statue
Denison, Texas is a relatively small Texas town situated only one mile from the border with Oklahoma. The unveiling of a new statue to celebrate the opening of a building should be a mundane topic, but a Facebook post put online by Denison Chamber has sparked a ton of controversy. Here's a small sample of the comments:
And here it is in all its, umm, glory:
Art is subjective. Personally, I don't mind the carved limestone so much, but I find the pedestal on which it stands to be totally obnoxious. The font is killing me, I hate how enormous it is, and is that a granite bottom with a limestone top? Why does the title of a piece need to be so heavy-handed in its presentation? Perhaps I'm just a snob.
Regardless of the execution, many were left wondering about the subject matter. What does Selfie Girl have to do with historic downtown Denison?
Denison Chamber went on to clarify that the town of Denison did not pay for the statue:
Folks on Reddit were even less kind about the statue than on Facebook. Here are some of those comments:
"That statue is so repulsive that it could become a destination to take selfies with ironically."
"I mean, the statue really is the perfect representation for the whole situation - narcissistic indulgence making them act totally oblivious to reality, and the whole thing looks ridiculous."
Time will tell if Selfie Girl finds her place in small-town Texas. At least she appears unbothered by the whole debacle.