When Madame Tussauds in Blackpool, England unveiled their latest wax figure, it didn’t quite hit the mark with fans, sparking a flurry of reactions across social media platforms.
The wax figure, intended to depict Beyoncé, quickly gained viral attention. However, it wasn’t for its resemblance to the iconic singer. Instead, people were taken aback by its striking similarity to another celebrity.
As Madame Tussauds Blackpool shared an image of the wax figure on Instagram, comments flooded in expressing disbelief. “This is Nice, but this is Not Beyoncé,” remarked one user, echoing the sentiments of many others. Another questioned the decision to display the figure, suggesting it was a far cry from the intended likeness.
“honey that is not Beyoncé, that is Leah Remini,” a user wrote on X.
Amidst the uproar, comparisons to actress Leah Remini were abundant. Many agreed that the wax figure bore a stronger resemblance to the King of Queens star than to the Grammy-winning songstress herself.
Even Remini herself joined in on the conversation, humorously acknowledging the comparisons. “I am screaming! And loving all the tweets!” she quipped in response, embracing the unexpected attention. “This perimenopausal woman will take any and all comparisons to the beautiful Beyoncé!”
This mishap isn’t the first time a wax museum has missed its mark. In the past, celebrities like Lil Wayne and Dwayne Johnson have found themselves reacting to inaccuracies in their wax counterparts. Lil Wayne even went as far as to express his disbelief, stating, “Sorry, wax museum, but dat s— ain’t me!”
Similarly, a Dwayne Johnson figure faced criticism for inaccuracies in complexion, highlighting the challenges faced by wax museums in capturing the true essence of their subjects.
In the end, the debate continues: Who does the wax figure resemble more – Beyoncé, Leah Remini, or perhaps someone else entirely? The verdict remains open for interpretation, inviting fans to share their thoughts and opinions in the comments.