On Monday, this…thing showed up on Twitter:
Yall… I went to a wax museum in Canada and they thought this was Beyoncé. I'm hurt pic.twitter.com/eaSND49XtK
— haley (@Winklahh) January 3, 2017
Yes, that’s theoretically supposed to be Beyonce. Going by photos on TripAdvisor, the museum in question is Louis Tussaud Waxworks in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The customer who was appalled by the same Beyonce statue titled his review “Ok attraction, awful lookalikes!” and gave this summation of the museum’s art:
The exhibition itself had lots of variety to prevent you from getting bored but the waxworks themselves were awful! Definitely not the standard of Madam Tussauds. They look more like first attempts that were not accepted and therefore sent here! You can see from the pics; Madonna, Beyoncé, Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Will Ferrell, Ellen Degeneres, Queen Elizabeth II, Kate Middleton, Shania Twain, Hilary Clinton. Now that you have seen how bad they are, I would save yourself the money in going!
Before long, it was discovered that there was a near-identical wax figure in Amsterdam, with similarly questionable wardrobe:
— Loan (@eleveurdelamas) January 3, 2017
The initial tweet went viral, drawing in a lot of snarky (but justified) replies:
@Winklahh nope they lied, it looks like Wendy Williams with a touch of Mariah Carey ?
— 4 Your Eyes Only ? (@Ms_mphanga) January 3, 2017
— Leigh-La (@LeighLa16) January 3, 2017
— Lex Stand (@alexus_my_dolly) January 3, 2017
@Winklahh Im offended
— ⚡️ (@Beyunbothered) January 3, 2017
Others chimed in with different renditions of Beyonce from other wax museums, some of which were even worse:
— JONCÉ (@JONMENDZ) January 3, 2017
— Abri (@LoveAbri) January 3, 2017
It would be interesting to know what Beyonce herself thinks about these three-dimensional renditions of her visage.
This is an opinion piece. The views expressed in this article are those of just the author.