A wax statue of American actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in Paris has garnered attention and controversy for its inaccuracies. The statue was recently unveiled at the Grevin Museum. The actor himself expressed his dissatisfaction with the wax figure, specifically noting that the skin color was not representative of his multi-ethnic heritage. Johnson urged the museum to make essential improvements to the statue.
The controversy surrounding the wax figure began when internet users pointed out that it appeared too light-skinned, leading to accusations of “whitewashing” by the Grevin Museum.
In response, Dwayne Johnson shared the video and commented that he would have his team contact the Grevin Museum to address the issue, starting with correcting the skin color. He added that he intended to visit the museum during his next trip to Paris.
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The Grevin Museum acknowledged the concern and promised to rectify the matter promptly, expressing their anticipation of Johnson’s visit to celebrate the updated statue.
According to the museum’s website, the statue of Dwayne Johnson was crafted without his physical presence, with the sculptor Stephane Barret relying on photos and videos to create an accurate representation. They explained that the eyes of the sculpture had undergone multiple adjustments to achieve a balanced portrayal of the star.