Leah Remini has responded with humor and grace after fans pointed out a striking resemblance between a new Beyoncé wax figure and herself. Taking to social media on Thursday, February 8, Remini, 53, expressed her amusement and appreciation for the comparisons.
In a tweet, Remini exclaimed, “I am screaming! And love all the tweets! This perimenopausal woman will take any and all comparisons to the beautiful Beyoncé!” Alongside her message, she shared a post that highlighted the uncanny similarity between her and the wax figure.
Remini also addressed a fan’s comment that cautioned against complimenting her by disparaging Beyoncé. Responding with agreement, Remini emphasized the need to appreciate beauty without diminishing others.
The wax figure in question was unveiled by Madame Tussauds Blackpool, along with figures of Lady Gaga and others. Interestingly, besides Remini, Rihanna and Tyra Banks were also mentioned by fans as look-alikes of the Beyoncé figure.
This isn’t the first time a Beyoncé wax figure has stirred controversy. In 2017, a statue of the singer was criticized for its whitewashed appearance, prompting its temporary removal from display at Madame Tussauds in New York City. After adjustments were made to styling and lighting, the figure was reinstated.
Similarly, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently addressed a similar issue with his own wax figure at the Grévin Museum in Paris. After receiving feedback that his figure appeared lighter-skinned than he is, Johnson humorously acknowledged the discrepancy and initiated updates to the statue.
Both instances highlight the challenges in accurately depicting celebrities in wax form and the importance of respectful representation in such displays.