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Texas town's 'selfie statue' triggers social media backlash

Residents of a Texas town are upset over the installment of a bronze “selfie statue” that depicts two girls taking a picture in front of city hall.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Sugar Land resident Sandy Levin donated the statue to the city and it is just one part of a 10-piece collection.

The collection was approved by two citizen committees in 2014 before its final approval by the Sugar Land City Council in the same year, the city said in a statement.

“There was no objection to the donation and proposed location so the project progressed,” the parks advisory board wrote at the time, according to the New York Post.

However, not everyone is too pleased with the statue that stands in Town Square Plaza.

Some residents believe that taxpayer money paid for the statue, while others aren’t happy with what the statue depicts. One Twitter user took Sugar Land to task saying, “Sugar Land erected a statute of two girls taking a selfie. Most embarrassing TX thing since Wendy Davis or the Rockets.”

That wasn’t the only scathing remark to hit social media.

#Graduation day. But first, #letstakeaselfie #SugarLandTX #SLTX

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Levin’s donated bronze statues are meant to depict activities that are common to the square. There is a similar statue of a man playing guitar.

The Morning News reported that the city plans to have an unveiling ceremony for the statue donations for the future.

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