While residents are losing their minds, many are mistakenly frustrated at the city for using tax dollars to erect this statue. It was actually purchased by the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation, who paid for the 10 statues as a part of a beautification project. The project was approved two years ago by two citizen committees and the city council (haters should have gone Leslie Knope on it then).
The other nine statues aren't quite as amusing, but follow suit on a theme. "The donated statues are intended to depict activities common in the plaza and parks where they are installed," Doug Adolph, a city spokesman, told ABC.
While it may not signal the end times, the selfie statue does seem to have an oddly short shelf life. Other statues feature timeless activities like sitting on benches and playing acoustic guitar where no one wants to hear it. The selfie statues feels a bit akin to memorializing a kid playing "Sonic the Hedgehog" on a Game Gear in 1992.