(PCM) For those that were curious about the fate of the ‘Scary Lucy’ statue, which was erected as a tribute to the late “I Love Lucy” actress Lucille Ball, but received a ton of backlash for depicting her in quite a terrifying way, will be happy to know that the statue is now part of a haunted mall event near her hometown in western New York.
An actor at the Chautauqua Mall’s annual “Haunting At The Mall” will be dressed up as the statue during weekends that run from now through Halloween. The mall is located in Lakewood, New York. Glad to know this hideous statue could inspire something!
The statue was erected in 2009 in a park in the village of Celoron, on Chautauqua Lake. Back in April of this year a Facebook campaign was started by residents and “I Love Lucy” fans in the area to raise funds to have a better-looking statue created to replace “Scary Lucy”. A businessman from Massachusetts donated $20,000 to the cause, however “Scary Lucy” will stay in Celoron until the replacement is created.
The statue will then be moved to the National Comedy Hall Of Fame which is currently being built in Jamestown, New York. Proceeds from the “Haunted Mall” event are being donated to the Chautauqua County Humane Society.