Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Said That He Wants His Whitewashed Wax Figure To Be Changed

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson reacted to a controversial new wax figure unveiled at the Grévin Museum in Paris a few days ago.

Close-up of The Rock at a media event in a tuxedo
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The wax homage to the former wrestler was added following a poll asking people to choose from 10 international stars to be added to the waxworks museum. However, upon the release of the first images of the statue, people quickly took to the internet to call out the light skin tone used for the Black and Samoan actor.

Close-up of The Rock wax figure with arms folded
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One person to voice criticism was comedian and former The Circle contestant James Andre Jefferson Jr. "You know Black-ass Samoan The Rock? That’s how Paris think he look. They turned the Rock into a pebble," he said in an Instagram video. "It look like The Rock ain’t ever seen the sun."

"You made The Rock look like he David Beckham. It look like The Rock about to be part of the royal family. I’m low-key offended," James continued. "If this how y’all felt when y’all lost the Little Mermaid, I understand. Let’s do Uno reverse. Y’all get the Little Mermaid back, the mystical creature, and we get The Rock back."

Close-up of The Rock at a media event wearing a short-sleeved shirt
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Well, Dwayne himself entered the chat and reshared the video. In response to the Little Mermaid reference, he wrote in the caption, "legit belly laughed at this."

Close-up of The Rock smiling and clapping
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He continued, "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 color 🤣✊🏾💪🏾."

Full-size image of the wax figure
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"And next time I’m in Paris, I’ll stop in and have a drink with myself," he concluded.

Close-up of the wax figure
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Incidentally, Dwayne has previously visited one of his other wax figures — his 2002 Madame Tussauds portrait in New York.

Close-up of Dwayne with his Tussauds wax figure, both with an eyebrow raised
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