Madame Tussauds Responds After Claims Zendaya's Wax Figure 'Looks Like Kylie Jenner'
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Madame Tussauds has responded to claims that its recently-unveiled Zendaya wax figure looks like Kylie Jenner.
Ah, Madame Tussauds — responsible for some of the most unsettling wax figures ever.
Now, controversy is centred on its wax replica of Zendaya, after it announced that the figure would be available to see from Friday, February 9, at its Baker Street location.
In a post shared to Instagram, the popular tourist attraction said, 'From cinema screens to tv screens, to buying a home in London, Zendaya is EVERYWHERE rn... and from Friday her figure will be at Madame Tussauds London too.'
The post was right in saying Zendaya is everywhere at the moment, and rightly so.
The talented Euphoria actress is reportedly buying a home with her boyfriend Tom Holland after the success of Euphoria season 2, Spiderman: No Way Home, and just generally killing every red carpet look.
It turns out fans love seeing Zendaya, but not in Madame Tussauds, as fans were quick to respond to the figure, which gives serious 'Mom: we have Zendaya at home' vibes.
One said on Twitter, 'Zendaya is so beautiful and it's a damn shame her wax figure looks like she's had a long day at the office and she *does not* like the service she received when she went to pick up her take-out, and now she wants to speak to everyone's manager.'
A second added on Instagram, 'What a waste of wax because you did not make her look like Zendaya at all,' while another added, 'Let’s try again.'
One even said that the statue resembled another celebrity, remarking, 'It looks like if Zendaya and Kylie Jenner had a baby.'
Now, a spokesperson for the brand has responded to comment.
They said, 'Our talented artists created our new Zendaya figure using measurements and references taken during her 2015 sitting.
'We understand that when fans are incredibly passionate they might feel differently, until they have had the chance to see it up close.'
So, essentially it is saying 'come and see for yourself', which is absolutely fair enough.
This isn't the first time that the tourist attraction has come under fire for producing statues that don't look anything like the celebs they're meant to pay homage to — the list includes Beyonce, Ariana Grande and Nicole Kidman.
So, maybe it's actually a prerequisite to being super-famous that you've got to have a dodgy Madame Tussauds figure?
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