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This Texas City Just Erected a Selfie Sculpture Outside City Hall, and the Internet Is Outraged

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The city of Sugar Land, Texas, unveiled a new statue last week outside of its city hall building. The installment, which depicts two girls squatting side-by-side to take a “selfie,” sparked national backlash.


The statue was donated by local artist, Samuel "Sandy" Levin, and is part of a 10-piece collection according to the city's website. The plan received approval from the City Council in August 2013, and again in September 2014, according the site.

It’s unclear whether Levin intended the selfie piece to be serious, satirical or cynical. What is clear is that it has fueled widespread confusion and outrage:

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