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Madame Tussauds have given in and 'adjusted' that awful Beyoncé wax figure

Still looks like Rita Ora to us.

EARLIER THIS WEEK, a frankly tragic wax figure of Beyoncé made headlines for, well, looking absolutely nothing like the singer.


The statue, which could be seen in Madame Tussauds’ branch in Manhattan, attracted widespread criticism with many accusing the museum of “whitewashing” Beyoncé and lightening her skin colour.

In fact, many suggested that the statue bore a closer resemblance to white pop stars like Christina Aguilera or Shakira.

After the initial kerfuffle, Madame Tussauds attributed the figure’s appearance to poor lighting.

Our talented team of sculptors takes every effort to ensure we accurately colour match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted. Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the colour of our wax figures.

Now The New York Times is reporting that the museum quietly removed the statue and “adjusted” it.

We love, respect and enjoy a working relationship with Beyoncé. We have adjusted the styling and lighting of her figure and she is on display.

Here’s the before and after.

We still say it looks like Rita Ora, but okay.

Maybe it’s time we showed these sculptors a photo of Beyoncé?

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Amy O'Connor

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