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'Not qwhite right'

The Beyhive Accuses Madame Tussauds Of Whitewashing

The statue has since been temporally removed.

POPULAR tourist attraction Madame Tussauds proudly touted the latest superstar to join its NYC location, tweeting: “Beyoncé is back!” No way they were prepared for the outraged reaction fans shot back!
Horrified members of the Beyhive insisted that the statue’s complexion was way off. “Something’s not qwhite right!” quipped one post. “Somebody should lose their job for this!” grumbled another. Beyond the hue brouhaha, folks complained that the figure better resembled Lindsay Lohan, Mariah Carey, Kesha and Kate Hudson among others.
While Beyoncé, 35 — now a mom of three, with twins Rumi and Sir Carter joining big sister Blue Ivy on June 13 — hasn’t weighed in on her faux flesh, she’s not the first star whose figure didn’t cut it with fans: Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt and Selena Gomez are among those deemed off base (if not 
off color).
But the museum defends its work: “Our talented team of sculptors takes 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.”
“Tussauds’ Beyoncé may still become a big draw,” says a source. “But the ‘tone’ of the comments clearly shows not everyone is happy with the display!”