The new Dwayne Johnson wax figure isn’t exactly rock solid.
When the Grévin Museum in Paris, France, unveiled its new sculpture of 51-year-old Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson this month, the reaction was immediately critical. Hordes of Johnson fans have complained about the wax figure of the Black Adam the actor looked nothing like the A-list star. In fact, many thought the resemblance was closer to Procter & Gamble’s mascot, Mr. Clean.
The Paris wax museum has been accused of “whitewashing” Johnson, who is Samoan, because the figure’s complexion is considerably lighter than Johnson’s.
Johnson himself also took issue with the wax figure and said Sunday that he was working with the museum to “update” the figure, “starting with the color of my skin.”
Johnson shared a wax figure video of popular social media creator James Andre Jefferson Jr. on his Instagram account. In the clip, Jefferson disparaged the sculpting artist for “making The Rock look like David Beckham.”
“Looks like he works at H&R Block or something,” Jefferson joked. “Looks like The Rock is royalty.”
“Is this what you felt when you lost The little Mermaid? ” he continued, referring to Disney’s casting of Halle Bailey, who is black, in the new live-action film. “I understand. Let’s do Reverse Uno, you will all have the Little Mermaid back we get The Rock.
(NOTE: The following clip contains strong language. Watch at your own discretion.)
Johnson said he “laughed” at Jefferson’s video.
“For the record, I’m going to ask my team to contact our friends at the Musée Grévin, in Paris, France, so we can work on “updating” my wax figure here with some important details and improvements – starting with my skin color,” he wrote.
“And the next time I’m in Paris, I’ll stop and have a drink with myself,” Johnson concluded.
Despite Johnson’s desire to improve her sallow appearance, social media users still love to make fun of this figure.
“They made The Rock look more like The Sourdough Loaf,” one follower wrote under Johnson’s post.
“They made you look like my iPhone charger bruh,” another commented.
The Rock isn’t the only celebrity with a sloppy wax figure.
Just this week, a wax figure created in 2022 of Lil Wayne for the Hollywood Wax Museum once again went viral for its resemblance (or lack thereof) to the rapper.
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But sometimes the artist captures the image of the celebrity almost too well.
On Sunday, Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas unveiled its new sculpture of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. The rocker called the wax figure “crazy” and “unreal” because of its incredible similarity to him – right down to his numerous tattoos and the freckles on his ear.
Perhaps the artist of Johnson’s sculpture will take wax inspiration from the success of Barker’s figure.
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