Madame Tussauds Upping Security After Nikki Minaj Waxwork Got ‘Molested’ by Tourists
Let’s have some soft stuff to lighten the tension of the day, shall we? If people spend enough time on the Internet, they typically notice two trends before long. First, the world loves photo round-ups of people doing hilarious but inappropriate things with statues. Second, people continue to marvel over Nikki Minaj‘s larger-than-average posterior.
It would appear, however, that Madame Tussauds, is putting a stop to that as far as things go with their new wax sculpture.
Tussauds recently unveiled their Minaj statue at their Las Vegas location, showing the rapper on all-fours in the style depicted in her iconic music video, Anaconda. Minaj praised the statue when it first came out, and despite concerns about how the image might objectify women, Tussauds initially defended their position because they wanted to immortalize her in one of the most biggest moments of her career.
Museum visitors are usually allowed to get up close and sometimes touch the statues. But with this one, it doesn’t take a whole lot of imagination to think of the objectionable poses, like this one, that patrons wanted to take with it:
So, this is what people are doing to Nicki Minaj's figure at Madame Tussauds.
— J (@PRCZN_J) August 21, 2015
To this, Tussauds gave a response:
Statement regarding Nicki Minaj’s Madame Tussauds wax figure pic.twitter.com/tnnyZL0BNX
— Madame Tussauds LV (@TussaudsVegas) August 18, 2015
[h/t Hollywood Reporter]
[image via screengrab]
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