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Museum vows to fix Dwayne Johnson waxwork after fans spot ‘something is missing’

Museum vows to fix Dwayne Johnson waxwork after fans spot ‘something is missing’

The Grevin Museum in Paris has made a right pig's ear of the life-sized figure of the legendary actor.

The museum who unveiled the disappointing waxwork of Dwayne Johnson have vowed to fix it urgently after fans spotted a major flaw.

The Grevin Museum in Paris has made a right pig's ear of the life-sized figure of the legendary actor.

Although you can still tell it's meant to be him, it's hardly a mirror image of the 6ft 5in muscleman.

As soon as pictures of the waxwork hit the internet, fans pointed out that it was drastically paler than The Rock's skin tone.

People accused the creators of 'whitewashing' the Jumanji star, who has dual heritage, saying it looked more like Mr Clean.

Johnson's mother is Samoan, while his father is Black Canadian.

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

He said: "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."

Dwayne Johnson called on the museum to update the waxwork.
Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

The museum are now scrambling to 'urgently' update the model, with staff set to work 'all night' to get the job done.

Director Yves Delhommeau told AFP the issue with the waxwork's skin tone was down to a 'lighting issue', which would be dealt with.

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'.

Fans of the star said the wax figure looked nothing like him.
Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images

Painters also spent ten days carrying out 'painstaking work and a lot of research' to recreate the star's Samoan tattoos.

And the waxwork's eyes had to be redone three times to 'avoid too dark a tint making the star’s face too hard and erasing its warm aspect'.

But despite the efforts, fans were left unimpressed with the result.

One said of the waxwork: "That face doesn't even look like him at all."

Another wrote: "This is so common in wax figures. I don't understand how this keeps happening, it's a shame."

A third added: "Wow, this really needs to be fixed. The details say a lot."

The Paris museum have over 200 waxworks which are usually pretty decent replicas of celebs and other public figures.

But, by their own admission, they've completely missed the mark with this one.

Featured Image Credit: Marc Piasecki/Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images

Topics: Dwayne Johnson, Celebrity