Madame Tussauds Rethinks Nicki Minaj Wax Figure
Since debuting its Nicki Minaj wax figure last week at its Las Vegas location, Madame Tussauds has created loads of controversy.
After fans caught a glimpse of the Nicki Minaj wax figure posing on all fours as homage to Nicki’s “Anaconda” music video, they slammed Madame Tussauds for its ill portrayal of women as sex objects. Many criticized the wax museum for choosing to highlight Nicki’s body rather than her talent.
“ Why did #MadameTussauds think that Nicki's wax statue was appropriate? Disgusting portrayal of black women,” Twitter user @MwenReleNaomi tweeted.
Even rapper Iggy Azalea took to Twitter to slam Madame Tussauds.
She wrote, “As much as that woman has accomplished, they had to put her on all fours... Why not standing up with a mic in her hand ???”
And while some fans are boycotting the wax figure, others are getting way too intimate with the inanimate object.
Nicki Minaj fans have been posting photos of themselves grabbing the wax figure’s breasts and behind. One photo that has garnered the most backlash features a man pulling on Nicki’s hair and mounting her from behind with his groin area touching her butt.
Click on the links below to check out some of the raunchy photos:
Though Nicki has expressed amusement towards what fans are doing to her wax figure, Madame Tussauds is not having it. The company recently issued a statement saying that they will redesign the display of the Nicki Minaj wax figure and will add extra security to ensure that fans are behaving appropriately.
“It is unfortunate that this visitor decided to behave so inappropriately and we apologize for any offense this has caused,” the museum said. “We do have staff monitoring guest behavior in the attraction and do our utmost to ensure our wax figures are treated respectfully, but on this occasion clearly one of of our hosts was not present.”
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