A new wax figure of Dwayne Johnson has raised some eyebrows, with The Rock himself already calling for updates.
Do you smell what The Rock is cookin’? If so, you’d know that Dwayne Johnson isn’t exactly pleased with a new wax figure, which features a rather inaccurate depiction of the star. Johnson has taken to social media to express his dismay with the wax figure, particularly in how it shows him with a far lighter skin tone, with many pointing to it as an example of whitewashing.
Posting on Instagram, Dwayne Johnson took a chance to slam his new wax figure at the Grevin Museum, writing, “I knew my boy @jamesjeffersonj had this Rock wax statue in his roasting crosshairs…is this how y’all felt when you lost the Little Mermaid?”, referring to the somehow controversial casting of Halle Bailey as Ariel in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Johnson added he “legit belly laughed at this…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…And next time I’m in Paris, I’ll stop in and have a drink with myself”.
Wax figures can be hard to get right, but it seems like this interpretation of Dwayne Johnson could have been avoided by, you know, looking at the guy. Don’t they know Johnson is one of the most decorated professional wrestlers ever, capable of laying out anybody with a Rock Bottom and a People’s Elbow? Those alone seem enough reason to make sure that Johnson looks as good as possible and not like – as many have made the comparison to – Mr. Clean.
As far as wax figures go in the Fast and Furious community, Dwayne Johnson is in the minority of those disapproving of their museum representations. A few years ago, Jason Momoa (who played Dante Reyes in Fast X) came face-to-face with Aquaman and seemed to be in a more positive disbelief than Johnson.
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