‘That Don’t Look Like Beyonce: Madame Tussaud Forced to Take Down Wax Statue
by TRN Writers,
At this point in history, you couldn’t find a single person alive and in their right mind who doesn’t know every eyebrow, every curve on international superstar Beyoncé. Unless you’re a sculptor at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
The Midtown Manhattan museum meant to pay homage to the singer, actor and recent Mom of twins by immortalizing her beauty in wax. The problem–the wax immortalized somebody, but .it wasn’t Bey. As soon as the museum unveiled the statue this week, critics came in for the kill complaining on social media that everything was wrong from the “too light, dang near white” complexion to a nose that is too wide.
Tussauds got a social media introduction to Beyoncé’s rabid fandom as the Beyhive swarmed on Twitter to point out the museum’s epic fail.
After getting burned by a barrage of Bey defenders, Tussauds waived a white flag and took down the statue that someone called “Becky with the good hair”. Tussauds issued a statement saying “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.” Ok, that explains the complexion screw up, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE LACK OF RESEMBLANCE TO BEYONCE?
When it comes to art, beauty they say is in the eye of the beholder. We don’t don’t know what the sculptors were “beholding” when they came up with statue. But just about everyone else who ‘beheld’ it agree this statue was one hot-wax mess.
The statue unceremoniously and quietly disappeared from the display area by late Thursday.