In 2017, a wax figure housed at Madame Tussauds in New York City of Beyoncé also caused backlash.
The statue of the Grammy winner was taken out of the exhibit due to its nonresemblance.
“Beyonce’s wax figure at @MadameTussauds looks like Kate Gosselin from ‘Kate Plus 8’ wearing a purple ensemble. Um, can we get a re-do? 🤔,” an X user penned at the time.
Madame Tussauds’ artists spoke out about the criticism, which claimed Beyoncé looked whitewashed, in an interview with the New York Times.
“Our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately color match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted. Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the color of our wax figures, which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage,” they said in a statement at the time.
“We love, respect and enjoy a working relationship with Beyoncé. We have adjusted the styling and lighting of her figure and she is on display.”