Madame Tussauds Is Struggling To Get In 'Formation' With Their New Beyoncé Wax Figure
The wax museum is trying to make up for a disastrous 2017 figure that was clowned across the internet.
The Madame Tussauds museum in Las Vegas has debuted their latest attempt to capture Beyoncé in wax form, releasing photos of the newest statue on Friday. Fans say the museum finally got it right with the star but missed the mark elsewhere.
The internet has spent years panning the wax museum's disastrous attempts over the years to create statues of the Grammy-winning icon.
The global wax museum was criticized heavily for repeatedly lightening her skin to make her look white or making her largely unrecognizable to fans, but now it's her backup dancers that appear to be white.
Here's Beyoncé's figure unveiled at Madame Toussaud in China. Same outfit and pose, different face? pic.twitter.com/rqZGY6rWMK— Studio Glibly (@NoTotally) July 18, 2017
I misspelled Tussaud, but here's Bey in Orlando pic.twitter.com/d4Gi56ZbgU— Studio Glibly (@NoTotally) July 18, 2017
This guy might disagree I suppose pic.twitter.com/p4KPoFkt81— Studio Glibly (@NoTotally) July 18, 2017
The new wax figure will pay homage to Beyoncé's groundbreaking "Beychella" performance with the star donning her signature sweatshirt.
The museum went to great lengths to popularize the release by shooting a music video and taking dozens of promotional shots with other figures.
It took 20 Madame Tussauds artists four months and over 500 hours to complete the figure.
What do you guys think of the new Beyoncé wax figure? pic.twitter.com/1o3rpdxR7U— BEYONCÉ HUB (@theyoncehub) November 14, 2019
The response online was mixed, mostly because the wax museum made yet another racial faux pas. They failed to make any of the backup dancers Black, which would be strange to anyone who watched her Coachella performance. Some also complained that the wax figure removed all of the singer's curves.
Hit the mark with the wax missed it with the dancers— today is birthday🎉🎉 𓆣 (@keyawnce3) November 14, 2019
Homecoming was a tribute to Blackness!!! Where are the Black dancers?? I'm tired.— M🍑🍬 (@Brwnsugababe83) November 15, 2019
needs some more cornbread— BEYONCÉ🖤 (@stanbeyonce4) November 14, 2019
Where are all of her black dancers...— fatimah (@fatianitam) November 14, 2019
Love it but the queen's dancers are black and why are they so scared of giving her curves— Vuvudoingthings (@vuvudoingthings) November 15, 2019
In other parts of the world, London recently replaced an aging statue of Queen Elizabeth II with one of Beyoncé. The replacement was partially a joke but also because the legend is shooting the music video for "Brown Skin Girl" in London right now.