Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is Going to Reach Out About 'Updating' Viral Wax Figure 'Starting With My Skin Color' [UPDATE]

The sculpture of the 51-year-old recently debuted at a wax museum in France.

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UPDATED 10/25, 5:44 p.m. ET: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's wax figure in Paris has gotten a makeover.

The Grévin Museum in Paris has changed the skin tone of the wax figure after it was heavily criticized by people on social media, including the movie star himself. Yves Delhommeau, managing director of Grévin Museum, shared an Instagram video announcing the update.

“His skin tone seemed too pale, and we suddenly realized we might have got it wrong,” he said in the clip. “Painting on wax is very complicated.”

In a conversation with Variety, Veronique Berecz, the head of PR for the museum, said the initial skin color was an honest mistake and that the wax figure was “whiter than it should have been.”

UPDATED 10/23, 7:50 a.m. ET: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is aware of the discussion recently launched by the unveiling of his wax figure in Paris.

In an Instagram update over the weekend, Johnson let fans know that he was going to have his team reach out to the Grevin Museum about "updating" the figure after criticism.

“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,” the Red One actor said. “And next time I’m in Paris, I’ll stop in and have a drink with myself.”

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has a brand new wax figure installed at the Musée Grévin in Paris, France, and fans absolutely hate it. 

The sculpture of the 51-year-old recently debuted at the French wax museum and people couldn't help but notice how much lighter it looked compared to the movie star. The figure also drew comparisons to Mr. Clean, Pitbull, and Johnson's The Fate of the Furious co-star Vin Diesel.

It didn't take long for reactions on social media to start flowing as people dragged the figure with all sorts of jokes. 

"When you order The Rock off http://Wish.com," one person tweeted. Another said, "… mannn… if they don't get this Dwayne Diesel Sosa wax figure tf outta here."

Someone else tweeted, "how do you whitewash a wax figure????"

When you order The Rock off https://t.co/FYwHnaLb1C. pic.twitter.com/NsKpTwwXGG

— Thomas 'The Brah' Williams (@PlaystationBrah) October 20, 2023
Twitter: @PlaystationBrah

… mannn… if they don’t get this Dwayne Diesel Sosa wax figure tf outta here. https://t.co/mhqqtZ8WQs

— 6foot9inchesshort.⬆ (@toronteauxnian) October 21, 2023
Twitter: @toronteauxnian

how do you whitewash a wax figure???? https://t.co/7tnmiYaXsF pic.twitter.com/BeApCE9m5I

— emmiles. 🎃🦇🇯🇲🫶🏿 (@emeraldappul) October 20, 2023
Twitter: @emeraldappul

While his wax figure was being ridiculed, Johnson's surprise return to the WWE ring last month was much more appreciated. On the Sept. 15 broadcast, sports analyst and former Smackdown commentator Pat McAfee opened the show with WWE superstar Austin Theory, where they got into a back-and-forth banter.

The Rock's theme music eventually cut the two off, and the arena exploded in excitement as The People's Champ embraced the scores of people chanting his name. Johnson's appearance on Friday Night Smackdown comes after he did an interview on the Pat McAfee Show on Friday and revealed he is "open" to taking on Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40.President

Johnson also confirmed the highly-anticipated match was supposed to happen at WrestleMania 39. He had a verbal agreement with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and President Chairman in early 2022, but there was no direction on where the storyline would go following the bout.

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