Beyonce's Wax Statue Removed From Madame Tussauds Following Backlash Then Replaced With An Updated One
A newly-installed wax figure of Beyonce was removed from its display at Madame Tussauds’ New York museum following backlash over how the pop star was depicted.
As of Thursday afternoon, the newly-installed wax figure of the mother-of-three was no longer on display. This came after a photo of the statue was shared online and people took to social media to criticize it. Fans accused the museum of whitewashing the statue to make her look like a caucasian.
One Twitter user wrote: "It’s a good thing you’re not talking about Beyoncé cause this white woman is definitely not her."
“Bitch Beyoncé??? This looks more like a Bethany or a Becca or maybe a Britney….,” wrote another Twitter user.
A museum rep said earlier that Beyoncé’s figure looked different from the singer due to “lighting,” which “may distort and misrepresent the color of our wax figures". A staff member at the museum did not give a reason for the figure’s absence on Thursday, saying that it was “off the floor until further notice.”
However, as of this morning, the figure was returned to the floor with some adjustments. The museum disclosed that Bey was back on display as of Friday, adding that they have "adjusted the styling and lighting of her figure."
Multiple Beyonce wax figures have been created for Madame Tussauds in the past and they have all been criticized but none received as much backlash as this recent one.
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