Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has questions about his wax figure, like we all do. The Grévin Museum in Paris, France unveiled the statue on Oct 16 and has been ridiculed mercilessly ever since. According to People, the action superstar shared a video on Instagram from comedian James Andre Jefferson Jr., which poked fun at the statue’s appearance.
Johnson confirmed in the post that he would be contacting the museum to discuss a number of issues with the wax figure, most notably, its skin color.
Johnson wrote “For the record, I’m going to have my team reach out to our friends at Grévin Museum, in Paris, France so we can work at ‘updating’ my wax figure here with some important details and improvements- starting with my skin color.”
According to Deadline, the museum agreed with Johnson’s sentiments via email, “Dwayne Johnson is right, and we noticed it and will obviously remedy it as quickly as possible and send him new photos once completed.”
The museum added, “We are waiting for him when he will come to Paris and the Grévin Wax Museum to celebrate that with a cup of champagne.”
Yall ever notice that a lot of wax figures of people of color like The Rock and Beyonce are made to look as white as humanly possible? https://t.co/JEzBIJBwcM
bro look at this wax figure of The Rock at the Grévin museum in Paris 😭 pic.twitter.com/zbdEEmQ1x6
Lil Wayne also took offense to his wax figure at the Hollywood Wax Museum, though his response was less cordial than the former WWE star. The rap legend sent out a post on Twitter/X reading, “Sorry wax museum but that s*** ain’t me! You tried tho and I appreciate the effort.”
Lil Wayne reacts to wax figure of him:
“Sorry wax museum but dat shit ain’t me! You tried tho and I appreciate the effort.” pic.twitter.com/mrJ2IvK2PE
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Source: Black Enterprise