Officially, the Grévin Museum has stuck to their plan of action. Days after the Game Plan star himself and other critics attacked the Parisian institution’s premiere of a wax figure of Dwayne Johnson for being too lighthearted, the organisation has now formally altered the statue to include the “important details” he pointed out were missing.
We got a surprise when we put the Dwayne Johnson waxwork under the lights a week ago,” the managing director of the museum, Yves Delhommeau, stated in an Instagram video posted on October 25. “He seemed extremely pale for his skin tone. And all of a sudden, we realised that we might have been mistaken.” In response to the “widespread attention” his first duplicate garnered on social media, the director said the crew decided to revisit “this amazing waxwork, so that it better represents him.”
In part, he stated on October 22 on Instagram, “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 colour.” “And next time I’m in Paris, I’ll stop in and have a drink with myself.”
The museum said that they would replace the retired professional wrestler’s likeness shortly after he voiced his thoughts. In a statement released to Deadline on October 23, the museum said, “Dwayne Johnson is right and we noticed it and will obviously remedy it as quickly as possible and send him new photos once completed.”
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