Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is making sure the Grévin Museum in Paris does something about Dwayne “The White-Washed Pebble” Johnson. Last week, the museum unveiled a wax replica of the actor with an uncanny resemblance, except its skin tone was quite a few shades lighter than it should have been. Over the weekend, the internet got ahold of photos from the unveiling and meme’d it into oblivion — many of which landed on Johnson’s radar.
“I knew my boy @jamesjeffersonj had this Rock wax statue in his roasting crosshairs,” the actor wrote on Instagram, sharing a video from a radio personality who took the figure to task, joking: “Is this how y’all felt when you lost the Little Mermaid?”
Johnson, who is of Black Nova Scotian and Samoan background, got a good laugh out of it but is serious about the figure being updated. “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,” he wrote. “And next time I’m in Paris, I’ll stop in and have a drink with myself.”
The jokes only continued in Johnson’s comment section, where James Jefferson responded to the repost of his video, writing: “They got you lookin’ like my iPhone charger bruh.” Another user added: “Looks like Mr. Clean cosplaying as The Rock.” Someone else’s Comedy Central-roast entry was: “That’s not The Rock, that’s The Glacier.”
Last year, Johnson had four separate wax figures unveiled at the Madame Tussauds locations in New York, Hollywood, Las Vegas, and Orlando.