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Musee Grevin in Paris Redoes Waxwork of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

When the Musee Grevin in Paris presented a wax monument of American star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, it sparked outrage.

The Musee Grevin in Paris, often compared to London’s Madame Tussauds, faced controversy when it unveiled a wax statue of American actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with an inaccurate skin tone.

Criticism Prompts Actor’s Response:

The museum received criticism from the public for portraying Dwayne Johnson with a lighter skin tone. 

The actor took to social media to express his dissatisfaction and requested an update on the wax figure.

In an Instagram post, Dwayne Johnson shared a video of comedian James Andre Jefferson Jr., who humorously commented on the wax figure’s appearance. 

Johnson expressed his intention to work with the Grevin Museum to correct the statue, beginning with his skin color.

Museum Director’s Response:

Museum director Yves Delhommeau initially attributed the issue to a “lighting problem” and assured it would be addressed. He also mentioned that The Rock planned to visit the museum for further modifications.

Resolution of the Controversy:

Subsequently, reports indicate that the museum reworked the skin tone of the Dwayne Johnson wax statue. 

The artist responsible for the waxwork, Stephane Barret, faced challenges in recreating Johnson’s likeness, including redoing the eyes and meticulously replicating his Samoan tattoos.

Dwayne Johnson’s Background:

Dwayne Johnson, born in California, is a well-known figure in wrestling and entertainment. 

The 51-year-old actor and former wrestler has a significant fan base and has also made a mark in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

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