Twitter thinks this Beyoncé wax figure looks like a white woman, and yeah, we get it
It appears the wax figure makers of the world can’t quite figure out what Beyoncé looks like (we know she’s superhuman, but really?). Last July, Madame Tussauds revealed a white-washed wax figure of Beyoncé (and received a ton backlash) and now, a museum in Niagara Falls, Canada has done the same exact thing. Have y’all never heard of Google Images?
The worst part is that Bey keeps getting whiter with every wax figure; this time, she went down a shade from the last statue. “According to the curators of the wax museum in Niagara Falls, this is Beyoncé,” a user wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of Bey’s wax figure with blonde hair and extremely fair skin.
Fans didn’t hold back their frustration about the representation of the star, and rightfully flooded social media with their thoughts.
“Breaking: Beyoncé is now Dee from ‘Always Sunny,'” wrote one Twitter user.
The real question: when are these establishments going to learn? If they can create every color imaginable for the figure’s clothes, shoes, manicures, etc., then why can’t they create a darker complexion? Last time this happened, museum lighting was blamed for the Queen’s fair appearance, and sure, Jan.
“Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the color of our wax figures, which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage,” Tussauds said in a statement.
However, neither of the figures even resemble the singer at all. From her facial features to body type, no one has gotten anything right, which is unjust and also hard to believe considering how public and high-profile a figure she is.
At this point, the Canadian museum has yet to comment on their wax figure, but we vote they take it down and reconsider it — just like Tussauds did with theirs. Bey deserves better.