'They look more REAL': Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' Madame Tussauds statues mocked
Madame Tussauds released wax sculptures of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and Twitter had a field day
Madame Tussauds' newly released wax sculptures of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are generating a row on the Internet. The wax sculptures were unveiled on Tuesday, January 18, to coincide with the first anniversary of Madame Tussauds, New York.
The wax museum in Times Square boasts statues of all presidents of the United States, but this is the first time a vice president has been exhibited, making the reveal a historic event for the museum. The museum noted, "not only has Kamala Harris made history by becoming the first woman, first black person, and first Asian American Vice President, but she is making history – her-story – yet again,"
The wax figures of Biden and Harris are smiling in the museum's "Oval Office" exhibit, which Madame Tussauds claims is the first and only replication of the president's working environment. The wax statues of Biden and Harris are dressed in costumes that are similar to what they wore on Inauguration Day. The statues were brought to life by Madame Tussauds' artists over the course of six months. Visitors to the Oval Office exhibit in New York may get a close look at the new presidential wax figures, which have QR codes that can be used to examine the meticulously picked elements and designs of Biden's office.
While the inclusion of Vice President Harris is significant for the museum, many people used the occasion to troll. In response to the reveal, one social media user said, "they look more real than the actual POTUS and VP” while another asked, "Can we put them in the oval? They’re about as useful as the real things". Some joked that the figurines may be used to distribute another round of stimulus cheques to Americans.
Another Twitter user said, "They could swap them for the real things and no one would know.” Another questioned, "Historic because it’s the first set of wax figures with the same amount of charisma and mental capacity as the real versions?" Other social media users defended the leaders, congratulating Harris on being the first female vice president and the first Black and Asian American vice president. One remark stated, "Outstanding job of capturing the likeness of both POTUS and VP."
Can we put them in the oval? They’re about as useful as the real things— Patti Lundemo (@LundemoPatti) January 18, 2022
Historic because it’s the first set of wax figures with the same amount of charisma and mental capacity as the real versions?— Reid Bankston (@reid_bankston) January 18, 2022
The wax figures of Harris and Biden aren't the first to be mocked online. Madame Tussauds Berlin said in December 2021 that a figure of Rihanna would be a superb addition to their collection. When it was first revealed, several admirers believed the figurine was so awful that they demanded it is burned right away. Other figurines, ranging from Brad Pitt's to former President Donald Trump's, have also gotten a lot of attention over the years.