Lucille Ball Sculptor: 'I Made Some Mistakes'
Some Lucille Ball fans are outraged over a statue of the comic legend and want it to be removed.
The life-size bronze statue stands in a park in Lucille Ball's hometown of Celoron, New York, and is supposed to represent the late great comedian from that classic Vitameatavegemin routine way back in 1951.
The statue that's come to be known as 'Scary Lucy' is suddenly a nationwide joke. It's been compared to Conway Twitty and some say it looks more like actor Steve Buscemi than Lucy.
Sharon Osbourne said on The Talk, "It looks like a snake from the movie Beetlejuice, or a zombie from The Walking Dead!"
Sculptor Dave Poulin admits his creation is nothing to brag about. Poulin told INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent, "Not everything you do is a homerun. I take full responsibility."
Trent said, "No disrespect here, but people are saying that sculpture is hideous."
"I made some mistakes. I made some bad choices," admitted Poulin.
The disdain for the statue goes all the way up to Mayor Scott Schrecengost of Celoron who doesn't care for it, even though it's been a tourist attraction for the town since it was unveiled in 2009.
A fan who wants to remain anonymous started a Facebook group to get rid of the statue, and wants a new one in Jamestown, where Lucille Ball grew up and is home to the the Lucy-Desi Museum and Center for Comedy and the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.
The founder of the Facebook group said, "Lucille Ball was one of the most talented, beautiful, funny women who ever appeared on television; a pioneer, a giant of television. My only goal is to have a sculpture of her in Jamestown which does her justice."