Dwayne Johnson‘s latest wax determine isn’t precisely “Rock” strong.
When the Musée Grévin in Paris, France, unveiled its new sculpture of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 51, this month, the response was immediately important. Hordes of Johnson’s followers complained the wax determine of the Black Adam actor regarded nothing just like the A-list star. In truth, many felt the resemblance was nearer to the Procter & Gamble mascot Mr. Clear.
The Parisian wax museum has been accused of “whitewashing” Johnson, who’s Samoan, because the determine’s pores and skin tone is significantly lighter than Johnson’s.
Johnson himself additionally took situation with the wax determine and mentioned on Sunday that he’s working with the museum to “replace” the determine, “beginning with my pores and skin colour.”
Johnson shared a video concerning the wax determine from the favored social media creator James Andre Jefferson Jr. to his Instagram account. Within the clip, Jefferson disparaged the sculpture artist for “making The Rock appear to be David Beckham.”
“It appears to be like like he works at H&R Block or one thing,” Jefferson quipped. “It appears to be like like The Rock is a part of the Royal Household.”
“Is that this how y’all felt if you misplaced The Little Mermaid?” he continued, referencing Disney’s casting of Halle Bailey, who’s Black, within the new live-action movie. “I perceive. Let’s do Uno reverse, y’all get the Little Mermaid again, we get The Rock again.”
(NOTE: The next clip comprises foul language. Watch at your individual discretion.)
Johnson mentioned he “stomach laughed” at Jefferson’s video.
“For the file, I’m going to have my crew attain out to our pals at Grevin Museum, in Paris France so we will work at ‘updating’ my wax determine right here with some vital particulars and improvements- beginning with my pores and skin colour,” he wrote.
“And subsequent time I’m in Paris, I’ll cease in and have a drink with myself,” Johnson concluded.
Regardless of Johnson’s need to enhance his waxy likeness, social media customers are nonetheless having fun with poking enjoyable on the determine.
“They made The Rock look extra like The Sourdough Loaf,” one follower wrote below Johnson’s submit.
“They bought you lookin’ like my iPhone charger bruh,” commented one other.
The Rock is just not the one movie star to have a botched wax determine.
Simply this week, a wax determine created in 2022 of Lil Wayne for the Hollywood Wax Museum once more went viral for its likeness (or lack thereof) to the rapper.
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However typically, the artist captures the movie star’s likeness nearly too properly.
On Sunday, the Las Vegas location of Madame Tussauds unveiled its latest sculpture of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. The rocker referred to as the wax determine “insane” and “unreal” for its unimaginable similarity to him — right down to his many tattoos and the freckle on his ear.
Maybe the artist of Johnson’s sculpture will get wax inspiration from the success of Barker’s determine.
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