Beyoncé and her wax figure

Photo via CCFan007/Twitter beyonce/Instagram

The internet wants revenge upon whoever made these Beyoncé wax figures

We're gonna need some names.

 

Samantha Grasso

Internet Culture

Published Jul 19, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 11:23 pm CDT

Beyoncé might be an international superstar, but clearly, there are still people on god’s green earth who have yet to even look at her general image—specifically, Madame Tussauds wax sculptors.

On Tuesday night, the Beyhive stood in vitriol as a Ciara fan account tweeted a photo of one of Bey’s wax figures from Madam Tussauds.

“Beyoncé [sic] wax figure at Madame Tussauds is FIERCE!” the post read. According to other users, the figure is from the wax figure attraction’s New York location.

https://twitter.com/CCFan007/status/887436555786354693

This had to have been a diss at Bey’s wax replica, because, TBH, it looked absolutely nothing like her, sending her fans into a frenzy. Not only did the wax figure’s skin tone look much lighter, almost white, but lacked all resemblance in Beyoncé’s facial features—nose, jawline, lips, and all.

https://twitter.com/SceneSister/status/887462403394252800

https://twitter.com/_WordSmiff_/status/887453954153615367

Others who were unimpressed with Madame Tussauds’ attempt at portraying Queen Bey pointed out just how not like Beyoncé her other wax figures have looked, too, even from the company’s other attractions.

https://twitter.com/vivianrenovato1/status/887583237513531392

Perhaps it’s just the angle? These photos still don’t do Beyoncé justice, but at least they’re not as harsh as the latest one her followers have taken to hating.

https://twitter.com/JaeJeter/status/885150356908408832

But even here, Beyoncé’s wax bust is nowhere near close to her person as Katy Perry’s and Taylor Swift’s figures are to theirs.

https://twitter.com/charlottehoying/status/882676532338073600

This wax figure appears a tad more accurate, though Bey’s eyes and eyebrows are still slightly off.

This Bey is still looking impeccably white.

https://twitter.com/emilyponton21/status/881258469621411842

And we have the eyes fixed on this Bey, but forget about getting her nose or mouth down.

https://twitter.com/carysggg/status/870713014583820288

Even her Madame Tussauds Tennessee wax figure is completely wrong.

And these figures have got to be the best of the sad bunch, but they’re still off.

Clearly, the sculptor for Beyoncé’s Madame Tussauds New York figure isn’t alone in his mistakes, but that doesn’t excuse any of the poor attention to detail seen in these other figures, too.

H/T Vogue

Update July 19, 2:42pm CT: Madame Tussauds New York responded to the Daily Dot’s request for comment regarding the Beyoncé wax figure’s facial features and skin tone with the following statement:

“At Madame Tussauds, our talented team of sculptors take 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 which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage.”

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*First Published: Jul 19, 2017, 12:41 pm CDT