Dwayne Johnson’s ‘White Washing’ Wax Figure. This Is What He Said

Dwayne Johnson’s wax figure made by Musée Grévin

The Musée Grévin, an exhibition hall in Paris, France, that has practical experience in wax figures of celebrities, experienced harsh criticism recently for a sculpture of Dwayne Johnson that many viewed as excessively fair looking to represent the actor, who is multi-ethnic.

At the point when Dwayne Johnson heard the objections from people about his wax figure, he immediately said that he will do something about it.

Loads of people took to social media to accuse the museum for “white washing” the figure of the “Black Adam” star, saying that the recently unveiled likeness suffered from a “melanin deficiency.”

Johnson, whose late father, the wrestler Rocky Johnson, was of Black Nova Scotian descent and his mother, Ata Maivia, is Samoan, saw the outrage and spoke about it Sunday on social media.

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Johnson posted a video of comic James Andre Jefferson discussing the wax figure and wrote in the subtitle,

“I knew my boy @jamesjeffersonj had this Rock wax statue in his roasting crosshair.”

“Is this how y’all felt when you lost the Little Mermaid?’” he quoted Jefferson as saying, adding a laughing emoji.

“For the record, I’m going to have my team reach out to our friends at Grevin Museum, in Paris France so we can work at ‘updating’ my wax figure here with some important details and improvements – starting with my skin color,” Johnson wrote.

However, when you go on the museum’s site, this is what was found there.

“After Dwayne Johnson was chosen at the first edition of the Grévin Awards, sculptor Stéphane Barret had to rely on photos and videos to create a statue as close to reality as possible, without the presence of the international star.”

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