The wax figure, which stands in Ontario, Canada branch of Louis Tussaud’s, is much whitewashed and fans are enraged.
According to the curators of the wax museum in Niagara Falls, this is Beyoncé. ???????????? pic.twitter.com/jrhd1J1qlI— Ama Scriver (@amascriver) 11 февраля 2018 г.
It may be that Queen Bey’s presence is simply too enormous to successfully translate into wax, but wax figure makers don’t seem to be trying hard enough to at least come close.
That’s the general sentiment of fans when someone tweeted a photo of a rather pale-looking wax Bey from the Niagra Falls wax museum.
Looks like they took the expression “looking waxy” too literally.
Upon seeing this collection of other Beyoncé wax figures, you’d have to agree with what this user concluded - that the sculptors may never have even seen the songstress when they made these.
Theory: Beyoncé wax figure makers have never seen Beyoncé pic.twitter.com/KpjWugXBrI— zander (@finah) 13 февраля 2018 г.
People have started taking guesses on which celebrity it actually looks like. Names like Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, and Mariah Carey have been mentioned.
Looks more like Mariah Carey while looking absolutely nothing like Mariah Carey at the same time— Donna Marie Cox (@DonnaMarieCox1) 14 февраля 2018 г.
The vast difference in facial features in these figures are ridiculous, but what most fans are upset about is the obvious lightening of the skin, which, they observed, is the predominant mistake in all Beyoncé wax representations. Not only do they find it disrespectful, but also it is pretty much a misrepresentation of a person of color, which is akin to racism.
Because of the backlash, the creator of the problematic thing has reached out to the original poster to reassure her and the other fans that they are doing something about it.
Our talented team of wax artists agree that the Beyoncé figure does not accurately represent her natural skin tone. We plan to immediately remove the Beyoncé figure and send it to our wax artists to correct the skin tone to properly reflect Beyoncé’s true color.— Believe It or Not! (@Ripleys) 15 февраля 2018 г.
Based on materials bustle.com