Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has just been turned into a white man.
The Samoan actor became a new flagship for Musée Grévin in Paris, a museum specializing in wax figures that just unveiled his controversial likeness. Baffled social media end users rightfully observed the skin tone of this determine was considerably lighter than Johnson’s precise pigment.
“They whitewashed The Rock,” wrote just one consumer on X, formerly Twitter.
Numerous customers echoed the sentiment that the museum “turned the rock into a white man” and likened him to Mr. Thoroughly clean, the Procter & Gamble mascot for all-goal cleaners who — though absolutely bald like Johnson — has historically been a white man.
Johnson was born to a Black Nova Scotian father and a Samoan mom. The California-born actor, who built his bones as a wrestler just before starting to be a Hollywood A-lister, famously spends considerably of his time on the plights of Hawaiians — the place he lived as a teenager.
Even though the Musée Grévin presumably did not intentionally lighten his pores and skin tone, the completed solution has puzzled social media people. 1 man or woman noted that “this is so undesirable,” with yet another commenting: “I didn’t know Rock was a white gentleman.”
“It’s like the artist who was sculpting the wax statue of Dwayne Johnson experienced to leave out of sickness in the center of it, and as a prank, they informed his substitute that it was supposed to be a Vin Diesel statue,” joked a further person on the platform.
That individual dig regarded a publicized spat concerning the “Fast and the Furious” co-stars.
Musée Grévin has been in the wax figure company for over a century. One particular of the oldest museums of its variety in all of Europe, their past get the job done consists of Michael Jackson, President Joe Biden, King Charles III — and the masked “Ghostface” killer from “Scream.”
Although these productively resembled their subjects, Johnson’s reminded lots of of the infamous 2017 bust of Cristiano Ronaldo — which was so lambasted that the creators afterwards reworked it. Johnson’s may well be headed that way if the reactions are any indication.
“He’s missing melanin,” just one individual commented on the museum’s Instagram put up. “FIX IT!”
A different wrote: “Why’s he white? And when are you going to deal with it?”
The Rock himself has nonetheless to comment on the subject and is presumably active with the new nonprofit he introduced alongside Oprah Winfrey to enable Hawaiians devastated by recent wildfires. Irrespective of whether his wax determine will truly get a makeover stays to be viewed.