After receiving a complaint from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a French museum claims to have corrected a waxwork of him.
A wave of criticism was directed at the Grevin Museum in Paris when it proudly displayed the life-sized statue of the wrestler-turned-actor earlier this month.
The model’s skin tone was one of the largest, with people accusing the designer of “whitewashing” the celebrity, who is of two different ancestries.
Managers of the museum swore to “rework” it when The Rock joined the fray.
He urged them to alter the model “with some crucial details, beginning with the color of my skin.”
The Grevin Museum later acknowledged that The Rock’s remarks were accurate and claimed that they had spent the whole night “remedying the skin tone” of the wax figure.
In the beginning, museum director Yves Delhommeau attributed the model’s skin tone to a “lighting issue” and promised that it would be fixed.
The Rock will visit the museum later to see whether any other improvements are required, he continued.
The artist Stéphane Barret had to depend on photographs and films to build the sculpture, according to the museum, which exhibited the wax figure in Paris on October 16.
According to a press release, the “painstaking” labor involved three different iterations of the model’s eyes.
The Rock was born in California to a Samoan mother and a black Nova Scotian father.
We’ve reached out to The Rock’s agents for comment.