‘Scary Lucy’ no more: New Lucille Ball statue

The new statue is being shown as part of this year's Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

On the left, the statue dubbed 'Scary Lucy' was replaced by a more flattering image of Lucille Ball, right, August 6, 2016 (AP)

CELORON, N.Y. (AP) — A new statue of Lucille Ball has been unveiled in the late actress’ hometown to replace one that was dubbed “Scary Lucy.”

Hundreds of fans gathered Saturday in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the western New York village of Celoron. They watched as the tarp was removed from the statue made by sculptor Carolyn Palmer.

An unflattering version by another artist was banished after a Facebook campaign named, “We Love Lucy! Get Rid of this Statue.”

The new statue is being shown as part of this year’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in nearby Jamestown.

Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost says “Scary Lucy” will be given another spot in the park.

People gather at the unveiling of the new Lucille Ball statue at Memorial Park in Celoron, N.Y: the late actress's home town, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. The statue, by sculptor Carolyn Palmer, replaces a previous statue of the actress that was referred to as "Scary Lucy." The new statue is being shown as part of this year's "Lucille Ball Comedy Festival." (Katrina Fuller/Jamestown Post Journal via AP)
People gather at the unveiling of the new Lucille Ball statue at Memorial Park in Celoron, N.Y: the late actress’s home town, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. The statue, by sculptor Carolyn Palmer, replaces a previous statue of the actress that was referred to as “Scary Lucy.” The new statue is being shown as part of this year’s “Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.” (Katrina Fuller/Jamestown Post Journal via AP)

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