Cute or Ew: A Statue Of Amy Winehouse Planned In Her Honor

When I think of great statuary, I think of La Pieta, Aphrodite of Milos, The Victory of Samothrace. But the good people of London are about to add another sure-to-be-legendary piece of art to history: a statue of Amy Winehouse.

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A bronze likeness of the singer–who died of alcohol poisoning when she was 27–will be erected in Camden Town, the trendy London neighborhood where she lived and worked, on September 14, her 31st birthday.

“Now Amy will oversee the comings and goings of her home town forever,” said her father Mitch.

At first, I assumed this was a joke, and checked my calendar to make sure it wasn’t April 1st. Are people really honoring a person whose rampant drug use lead to her untimely demise? Yes, Amy was tres talented, but she also made light of her serious issues, remember? Tried to make her go to rehab she said no no no!

Amy Winehouse Faces Assult Charges At Westminster Magistrates Court

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Is this really a person deserving of such an honor? Should Amy join the ranks of other sculptured luminaries like Walt Disney, John Lennon, and Nelson Mandela?

What’s your feeling about an Amy Winehouse installation? Are you shaking your blowout and rolling your eyes with frustration or do you think that her talent transcended her bad behavior? And riddle me this, my artsy little minions: if you could erect a statue in one celeb’s honor, whose would it be…and what would they be doing?


  1. Donnie Walsh Said:

    Hell no!!! she openly rejected the idea of getting on the straight and narrow in her music and she ended up looking like a strung out beat to shit crack whore. She doesn’t deserve to be immortalized she set a bad example and she deserves be forgotten

  2. RalucaAnna Said:

    damn u gossip girl. the statue is raised upon her memory as a great singer. not as her private life. i never heard a woman’s voice which i can compare to her. She had the voice of a GODDESS.

  3. RalucaAnna Said:

    U BISH U.

  4. sophie Said:

    Winehouse had an amazing voice! She deserves to be recognized as an artist.

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