Cristiano Ronaldo received a very distinct honor today. No, it’s not the fact that an entire airport was named after him: the Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo. The honor that has everyone talking is the sculpture that was presented to Ronaldo by Portugal’s president and prime minister. I mean, who wouldn’t want a sculpture of Ronaldo?
Let’s be real, Cristiano Ronaldo is one handsome guy.
He already looks like someone sculpted him out of pure muscle, so of course he should provide the perfect subject for an artist. What’s the worst that could happen?
Well, the honor that everyone is talking about is the bust created in Ronaldo’s – for lack of a better word – “likeness.”
— Teófilo Zonana (@Tofizonana11) March 29, 2017
Let’s take a closer look:
— 365FootballNet (@365FootballNet) March 29, 2017
Yeah, this bust now resides over the entrance to the airport’s terminal, The Guardian reports.
Reminder: This will be the first thing you see after giving a loved one a tear-filled goodbye.
When it comes to art, I’ll admit I’m not really qualified to be a critic, but something looks a little off.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 29, 2017
In fact, a lot of people can’t handle how the bust turned out.
This sculpture of Cristiano Ronaldo is a great representation of how you look when you accidentally open the selfie camera on your phone pic.twitter.com/H8jjPeGwN3
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) March 29, 2017
Cause it kind of looks nothing like Cristiano Ronaldo.
— 🍺 Sitaram Shastri 🍻 (@seetu) March 29, 2017
The only thing they might’ve gotten right is the hair.
Here’s a side by side for sake of comparison.
Ronaldo's bust looks OK to me. pic.twitter.com/lcE0mywsey
— Captain Howdy (@CaptainHowdyXL) March 29, 2017
People are having 👏🏼so 👏🏼much 👏🏼fun👏🏼 with these tweets…
…Like maybe too much…
Don't understand everyone saying the new Ronaldo statue looks nothing like him. It's identical! 😂 pic.twitter.com/JqQgPYYAci
— Footy Memes (@FootyMemes) March 29, 2017
Alright internet, we get it. Photoshop has made everyone a comedian.
People were quick to point out that Ronaldo has had bad luck with statues in the past.
For a very handsome man, Ronaldo has had some appalling luck with statue-makers pic.twitter.com/M74YEDng4c
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) March 29, 2017
But let’s be real: art isn’t easy. Police artists have made some sketchy choices in the past.
And there was that lady who tried to repair the painting of Jesus.
So maybe the real lesson here is that it’s hard to improve on perfection.
— GangGang BlinkBot (@SprinkleMeMayne) March 29, 2017
Alright, internet. That’s enough.
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