Fox News – She must not be proud of her selfie.
A woman taking a selfie at a Los Angeles art exhibit sent shockwaves around the room after knocking over several displays, causing $200,000 in damage.
The unidentified woman was at The 14th Factory for the “Hypercaine” installation when she appeared to crouch down in front of one of the displays for a photo and fall backwards, video of the incident shows.
The tumble set off a domino effect, knocking over at least 10 rectangular pedestals holding sculpted crowns and other headpieces.
A spokeswoman for The 14th Factory told Fox News in an email that three sculptures were permanently destroyed, while others were partially damaged. The reckless selfie, which happened two weeks ago, caused about $200,000 in damage.
Video of the incident emerged on YouTube Thursday and prompted some to question whether the accident was a stunt, but the spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News that the pricey accident was indeed real.
“There has been speculation whether this really happened or is a PR stunt. The truth is, the event did happen and it was caught on our security camera,” she said.
The damaged sculptures took the artists about 20 to 30 hours to make, according to the spokeswoman, who said that many of the artists boast careers in Asia that span over 20 years.
“It would be pretty irrational for the artists behind these sculptures to intentionally inflict harm on their own work hoping to gain any benefit,” she added.
Alright, so a few things here:
A. This is one of the best all-time fuck ups in the history of fuck ups. Like one time a few years ago when I was still in college I broke one of my dad’s pool stick that cost like $8.75 by accident, and I wanted to crawl into a ball and die. I can’t even fathom what it felt like to damage TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS worth of anything. What do you even do in that situation? Apologize? Run? I don’t even know, but that would be so terrible. And the worst part is, how do you ever repay that? You can’t. Well, unless you happen to be rich af. Odds are very much against you, though.
B. The worker running around with his hands in the air is the sneakiest funny part of the entire video. I’d bet my net worth that this guy’s gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that) just by the way he runs.
C. These sculptures that cost like a bazillion dollars only took 20-30 hours to make? GTFO here with that bullshit. Anything that costs that much money should take a lifetime to make. Like it takes six months to build a house and that shit can cost around the same price. 20-30 hours for any piece of art over like a few hundred bucks is ABSURD.