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Dwayne Johnson's Paris Wax Figure To Be Redone After Star Criticizes Skin Color



A wax museum in Paris said it would change its recently unveiled statue of Dwayne Johnson, better known as the Rock, after a week of ridicule on social media and a plea from the actor himself.


via: People


On Sunday, the actor, 51, shared a video of comedian James Andre Jefferson Jr. making fun of Johnson’s statue at the Grévin Museum in Paris. The wax figure’s skin color has been criticized for appearing to be several shades lighter than the star’s.


“You made The Rock look like he David Beckham,” Jefferson Jr. said in his video. “It look like The Rock about to be part of the royal family!”


PEOPLE has contacted the Grévin Museum for comment.



Reposting the comedian’s clip, Johnson shared that he would be contacting his “friends” at the museum to work on “updating” his wax figure.


“I knew my boy @jamesjeffersonj had this Rock wax statue in his roasting crosshairs,” Johnson joked. “Is this how y’all felt when you lost the Little Mermaid?’ 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,” the Black Adam star added.


He then concluded his message with, “And next time I’m in Paris, I’ll stop in and have a drink with myself.”


In a statement by the Grévin Museum per Deadline, the museum agreed with Johnson and said they would “remedy it as quickly as possible.” They also added that they would “send him new photos once completed.”


“We are waiting for him when he will come to Paris and the Grevin Wax Museum to celebrate that with a cup of champagne,” they concluded.

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