Madame Tussauds’ Museum is at the centre of scandal linked to whitewashing. This week, the social media discusses just one topic – the odd wax figure of Beyonce, which a melanin-defunct, lipless, thickless copy of an original.
Madame Tussauds has bowed to social media pressure and removed its latest Beyonce waxwork, which doesn’t resemble the pop diva at all. Instead of Beyonce, the figure has a lot of resemblance with Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Mariah Carey and even the political commentator Tomi Lahren. So the social media users are questioned who commissioned such a masterpiece?
The first suggestion of the users was that museum is whitewashing Beyonce’s image, this topic was the most popular during this week on differents social media, that resulted in vanishing the wax model of the 35-year-old singer from the museum floor on Friday.
Madame Tussauds: failures happen
The world famous Madame Tussauds museum commented the not perfect wax model of Beyonce:
“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,”
the museum representative told and explained the difficulty in the creation of the wax figures. The sculptors should create an absolute copy of the body, face, proportions, and sometimes the lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the colour of our wax figures. That moment, possibly, played its negative role in the case with Beyonce’s wax figure, the museum sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage.
So far, the Museum preferred to remove its latest Beyonce waxwork to avoid the continuing of the scandal with whitewashing.