Dwayne Johnson Says New Wax Figure Needs ‘Important Details’ Changed, ‘Starting With My Skin Color’

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson isn’t happy with a wax statue of his likeness that was unveiled at a Musée Grévin in Paris last week,

Images of the statue went viral shortly after it was unveiled on October 16. Chief criticisms had to do with the statue’s color and clothing. The wax version of The Rock has a lighter complexion than his actual skin tone, plus the statue is dressed in blue pants, sneakers, and a blue golf shirt.

Comedian James Andre Jefferson Jr. made a video making fun of it. “You know black a** Samoan The Rock? That’s how Paris thinks he looks,” he says in the video. “They turned The Rock into a pebble! … it looks like The Rock has never seen the sun a day in his life … You make the rock look like he David Beckham. It looks like The Rock is going to be a part of the royal family. Did y’all even Google him?”

Johnson himself re-shared the video on Instagram Sunday, vowing to work with the museum to correct the issues. 


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“Knew my boy [James Andre Jefferson Jr.] had this Rock wax statue in his roasting crosshairs,” Johnson wrote in the video caption. “For the record, I’m going to have my team reach out to our friends at Grevin Museum in Paris France so we can work at ‘updating’ my wax figure here with some important details and improvements — starting with my skin color. And next time I’m in Paris, I’ll stop in and have a drink with myself.”


Fans had previously mocked the statue on social media.

“Yikes! That is not the Rock, maybe his stuntman lol,” one person commented on the museum’s Instagram post featuring the statue.

“Dwayne Vin Diesel Johnson,” another person quipped.

“Who is this because uhhhh… You do know he’s Samoan and black right lol?” someone else wrote.

“Why would you white wax (wash) him?” another commenter wondered.

Some of the process of creating the statue was shared in a Facebook video on the museum’s social media page. They pointed out how long it took to complete replicas of his tattoos. “A lot of research was needed to make them perfectly match those from The Rock!” the caption said.

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