Beyonce wax figure reportedly removed from Madame Tussauds following backlash


The Beyhive spoke and the wax museum apparently listened!

Madame Tussauds in New York City caused quite an uproar in the Twitterverse this week when a photo of a Beyonce wax figure at the establishment started making the rounds. However, according to The New York Times, the controversial statue was noticeably absent from the museum on Thursday. A staff member at Madame Tussauds told the newspaper that it would be "off the floor until further notice."

The wax figure went missing after several Beyonce fans slammed it for having a much lighter complexion than the 35-year-old singer herself -- and also just not resembling the mother of three at all. "THIS IS NOT BEYONCÉ. THIS IS A POOR MAN's MARIAH CAREY WITH SOME LINDSAY LOHAN MIXED IN," one Twitter user exclaimed. "NO, NO, NO."

Madame Tussauds, however, stood by the waxed Queen Bey before it was pulled from the museum floor. "Our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately color match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted," a spokesperson said in a statement to ET. "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."

31 PHOTOS
Beyonce's pregnancy Instagrams
See Gallery
Beyonce's pregnancy Instagrams
😁🇺🇸
Flashback to an MJ+Prince party, crystals and ruffles, and a screw mix by Derek Dixie.
🤰🏽🏡 😂
💙Inaugural Wearable Art Gala in support of WACO Theater Center 💙
We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE


Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.