Dwayne Johnson’s Wax Figure at Grevin Museum
Dwayne Johnson, renowned for his blockbuster movies and global stardom, has recently gained attention for a different reason – his wax figure at the Grevin Museum in France. However, the figure has sparked controversy as it bears little resemblance to the popular actor. Images of the statue have gone viral, highlighting its notably paler complexion compared to Johnson’s actual appearance. In response to the public’s criticism, The Rock himself has addressed the issue, and now the museum has assured that they will rectify the situation.
Fans Roast the Wax Statue
Over the past few days, fans have taken to roasting the wax statue, which more closely resembles Mr. Clean than Dwayne Johnson. The most noticeable discrepancy is the figure’s extremely pale skin tone, which fails to capture the half-Black/half-Samoan actor’s complexion. Recognizing this problem, the Grevin Museum has released a statement to Deadline, acknowledging the issue and promising a swift resolution. The statement reads…
Dwayne Johnson’s Response
Dwayne Johnson has expressed his desire for the wax figure to be fixed and has even humorously mentioned his anticipation of having a drink with himself the next time he visits Paris. Although the museum offers champagne for the occasion, Johnson is famously known to prefer tequila over other alcoholic beverages.
While I am not familiar with the intricacies of creating wax figures, achieving accurate skin tone with wax is undoubtedly challenging. However, if the museum was aware of the inaccuracies, it seems reasonable to assume that the figure would not have been displayed until the necessary adjustments were made. Underestimating the potential backlash from the public appears to have been a mistaken judgment on their part.
Wax figures often seem to be hit or miss. There are instances like the Michael B. Jordan wax figure, which bears no resemblance to the actor, and then there are cases like Travis Barker’s wax figure, which is so lifelike that it even startles his own family.
Despite the controversy, we can find some amusement in the situation. Dwayne Johnson himself does not seem too bothered by the whole ordeal, as he posted a video filled with jokes about the statue alongside his official statement.
It remains unclear how long it will take for the museum to change the wax figure’s skin tone “as quickly as possible.” It is unlikely to be as simple as giving the figure a spray tan, as it may require a complete remake. Undoubtedly, The Rock will closely monitor the progress, and the new figure will undoubtedly bear a much closer resemblance to Dwayne Johnson than the current one.