A photo of a Beyoncé wax figure was released at an unknown Madame Tussauds location, and she looks more like a white woman than a black woman. So not surprisingly The BeyHive, the singer's passionate fan base and gatekeepers, accused the museum of whitewashing their queen, and they created hastags like #TussaudsSoWhite.
A rep for Tussauds hasn't responded to the backlash yet, and from here we'll have to see if The BeyHive has enough juice to get the figure changed or removed. You can peep some of the Twitter reactions below.
Beyonce' wax figure at @MadameTussauds is FIERCE! pic.twitter.com/7UDyi9VEWT— Joe (@CCFan007) July 18, 2017
Me still looking for the real Beyonce wax figure cause this ain't it. pic.twitter.com/1jrseGp81A— Nicki (@nickiknowsnada) July 19, 2017
it's a good thing you're not talking about *Beyoncé. cause this white woman is definitely not her. https://t.co/grl27L9XNM— nañi (@pettyblackgirI) July 19, 2017
They really made Kylie's wax figure spot on and disrespected Beyonce like that pic.twitter.com/d4YBWWTiRK— Charmaine Riley (@charmaineriley) July 19, 2017
pic.twitter.com/6bNEQ0zNPV— SekouNkrumah (@_WordSmiff_) July 18, 2017
This is a melanin-defunct, lipless, thickless Bey. What u expect boo? pic.twitter.com/EcgTYQK5o9— GooglerInChief (@mill0x0) July 19, 2017
or shakira? where is her melanin.— Kaneischa Johnson (@SceneSister) July 19, 2017
Theory: Beyoncé wax figure makers have never seen Beyoncé pic.twitter.com/bZ2PWCUzUs— Michelle Lee (@heymichellelee) July 19, 2017
Bitch Beyoncé??? This looks more like a Bethany or a Becca or maybe a Britney.... https://t.co/btyw30zUp6— RICK (@lifeofrickey) July 19, 2017