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Museum shows off new Dwayne Johnson waxwork after it was brutally mocked online

Museum shows off new Dwayne Johnson waxwork after it was brutally mocked online

The Grevin Museum has explained why they got it wrong in the first place.

A museum in Paris has updated its waxwork of Dwayne Johnson after the actor criticised its appearance.

The Grevin Museum was mocked around the world when it unveiled its latest sculpture.

It was an impressive figure of The Rock standing with his arms folded and wearing a blue, short-sleeved shirt.

Fans thought there was something that seemed a bit off with the waxwork and they couldn't put their finger on it.

Some said his face didn't match the actor's and looked more like Channing Tatum or Vin Diesel.

However, loads of viewers said the skin tone definitely needed improving.

The Rock himself echoed the disapproval shared by fans and called on the museum to give the waxwork a makeover.

He said: "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 conceded they definitely needed to take another stab at the waxwork and said they would get to the job immediately.

Director Yves Delhommeau told AFP the issue with the waxwork's skin tone was down to a 'lighting issue'.

He said Johnson will visit the museum 'later on to see if there are other modifications that need to be made'.

The Grevin said that sculptor Stéphane Barret had faced 'many challenges' when creating the figure because he had to rely on photos and videos alone.

A message on the museum's website explained teams had trawled through gyms in the hopes of finding a man who 'matched the Rock's extraordinary measurements'.

But now the new waxwork is ready for approval.

Mohamad Salaheldin Abdelg Alsayed/Anadolu via Getty Images

Veronique Berecz, the museum’s head of PR, explained: “We found his reaction rather friendly when addressing the fact that his figure was indeed whiter than it should have been

“Unfortunately, we didn’t get to meet Dwayne Johnson so we used several photos — but as it turns out, pictures can be very tricky because the nuances of skin tones can differ depending on the lighting on photos.

"Every time, the sculptor has to determine the exact face and body shapes, the volumes and it’s always a very complicated challenge if we haven’t met the person.”

She rejected the suggestion that the first waxwork was 'white-washing' and put all the hubbub down to an 'honest mistake'.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/The Rock. Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

Topics: Dwayne Johnson, Celebrity