Hercules by Nicola Corneo

This, as they say, is why we can’t have nice things. This is why selfie sticks are getting banned everywhere and selfie-takers might be next.

“What is this?” you ask, “this” is the report on CNET earlier this week that two morons enthusiastic gentlemen caused significant damage to a centuries-old, PRICELESS statue in Cremona, Italy called the Statue of the Two Hercules.

Click here to see a picture of the statue as it once looked. And then weep tears of angst when you see the damage they did:


According to reports, the tourist duo — whose nationality is being kept under wraps — climbed onto the marble statue to snap a selfie and dislodged the crown on top in the process.

When that crown fell to the ground, it shattered:

You may think to yourself, “this is NOT a photographic problem, these morons are not in any way photographers,” and you’d be right. But keep in mind that they’re besmirching the good name of photo takers everywhere all the same.

The next time you visit a historic site, you may be required to hand over your equipment because two guys decided to get intimate with the symbol of a city in the hopes of garnering a few likes.

As for those two guys, the Daily Mirror reports that they “could face criminal charges,” for what they’ve done.