The controversial waxwork of Beyoncé standing in Madame Tussauds has been re-corrected after receiving tonnes of complaints. Madame Tussauds decided to replace Beyonce’s wax figure after many of her fans pointed out that it does not resemble the 35-year-old singer and that it shouldn’t have been commissioned.
Many people said the museum had whitewashed Beyonce’s appearance.
— Rate Limited (@MrBrianProctor) July 18, 2017
Following the barrage of criticism, Madame Tussauds removed the singer’s wax statue from the museum floor, The New York Times reported.
According to the museum, they have changed the style and the lighting of the figure and interestingly, she is back on display again.
“We love, respect and enjoy a working relationship with Beyoncé. We have adjusted the styling and lighting of her figure and she is on display,” the museum said in a statement.
This is a melanin-defunct, lipless, thickless Bey. What u expect boo? pic.twitter.com/EcgTYQK5o9
— MB (@mill0x0) July 19, 2017
As the first statue was more light-skinned than the singer, the Twitterati went crazy. While some Beyonce fans loved seeing their idol in Madame Tussauds, others questioned the lack of similarity.
Theory: Beyoncé wax figure makers have never seen Beyoncé pic.twitter.com/bZ2PWCUzUs
— Michelle Lee (@heymichellelee) July 19, 2017
— STRAWBERRY (@STRAWBERRYradio) July 19, 2017
Speaking of Beyoncé wax figures, this is the one I saw at Berlin's Madame Tussauds 😓🤥 pic.twitter.com/ZZwcjIat3f
— ㅤㅤㅤ ㅤㅤㅤㅤ ㅤ ㅤㅤㅤ ㅤㅤㅤㅤ ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤTutu 👗 (@TutuAdamsUK) July 19, 2017
When Newsbeat contacted Madame Tussauds, they replied: “At Madame Tussauds, our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately colour match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted. Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the colour of our wax figures, which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage.”
Feature Image Credit: The New York Times
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