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'Selfie statue' removed in Kazakhstan... because people couldn't stop laughing

Take it down. But first, let us take a selfie.

TWO STONE STATUES that appeared to be taking a selfie together were removed from Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

Why? The city couldn’t stop laughing at it.

Can you blame them, really?

self-statue2 Source: BBC

The BBC reports that the statue, erected in honour of writer Abay Kunanbayev and exiled Russian scientist and activist Yevgeny Mikhaelis, attracted unwanted attention on social media due to the selfie-taking appearance. One of the guys looks like he’s holding a smartphone while the two men pose toward the screen.

Vladimir Samoylov, one of the co-authors of the monument, admitted that there was something strange about it telling YK.kz, a website based in Ust-Kamenogorsk, that it was all down to time. “We were in a huge rush, and look what happened.”

The statue was taken down on Tuesday, just a day after it was erected. The local government told Tengri News that it deviated from the agreed design and would be corrected as soon as possible.

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