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Whoopi Goldberg Defends Beyonce Wax Figure At Madam Tussauds

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The View Beyonce Wax Figure

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The View Beyonce Wax Figure

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Madame Tussauds is under fire for its new wax figure of Beyonce, but Whoopi Goldberg is defending the wax museum and its portrayal of the superstar. Check out “The View” video below.

A photo of Beyonce’s new wax figure at the Madame Tussauds in New York went viral this week. While it was initially shared on social media by an excited fan, the picture spread far and wide as many complained that the figurine didn’t actually represent the singer. The songstress’ “Beyhive,” as her fandom is known, accused the museum of not only getting her facial structure wrong, but also “white-washing” her skin color. A spokesperson later said the “lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent” the wax figures.

Goldberg pointed that out on the ABC talk show, but also made an additional argument in support of Maddam Tussauds and their work. “It is her, and I can prove it,” she said, showing a video of the meticulous process a celebrity undergoes when selected for a wax double. “They measure every inch of your face…. So when they put it together, it is your face,” she said. She acknowledged that people’s faces shift depending on what they’re doing, but no matter what, the measurements they take are the official “structure of your face.”

Sunny Hostin, however, said, “I feel sometimes they get it right and sometimes not so right. I was in the London museum and I was like, ‘Eddie Murphy looked like Eddie Murphy!’ And then other people, I was like, ‘Who is that?!'” To that Goldberg responded, “It doesn’t always look the way you think it’s supposed to look.” And as for critics who said Beyonce’s statue more resembles Shakira and Lindsay Lohan, the moderator argued, “Maybe they don’t realize that if people are wearing the same kind of outfits… sometimes folks do tend to just look like everybody else.”

Goldberg added, “The truth of the matter is, sometimes when you take pictures and you do those flashes, we all get washed out. Sometimes we just all look alike. At this table, sometimes we take a picture and you don’t know who’s brown and who’s not. It’s the truth!” Watch the video below.

 


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