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.
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.
nah this is not "bey". They tried to call it that tho. its just not.— DIASPORA GOTHIC (@heydizzledizzle) July 19, 2017
I thought this was Lindsay Lohan at first glance.— Janan (@jananamirah) July 18, 2017
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.
Theory: Beyoncé wax figure makers have never seen Beyoncé pic.twitter.com/bZ2PWCUzUs— Michelle Lee (@heymichellelee) July 19, 2017
Does this look like Beyonce or nah? pic.twitter.com/WIpXVCuLGs— Tony V. (@itsmeTONYV) July 19, 2017
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.
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.
This wax figure appears a tad more accurate, though Bey’s eyes and eyebrows are still slightly off.
NOT ONLY DID MBC DISCOVER SNAPCHAT MISSPELLED BEYONCÉ'S NAME, THEY ALSO USED A PIC OF HER MADAME TUSSAUDE WAX FIGURE YALL ARE A JOKE pic.twitter.com/ieFnQ6rFnG— Maha⁷ (@mahafilms) July 3, 2017
This Bey is still looking impeccably white.
And we have the eyes fixed on this Bey, but forget about getting her nose or mouth down.
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.
The best Beyoncé wax figure I have seen so far and they are still off pic.twitter.com/Y1SLLZTftU— Mel Carnoahan (@MelCarnoahan) January 3, 2017
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.
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.”