Wax figures of celebrities have become commonplace in recent years with notable museums such as Madame Tussauds, the Hollywood Wax Museum, House of Frankenstein Wax Museum, and Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax in Grand Prairie amongst others.
While these museums try their best to mimic the real-life celebrities, sometimes it is an utter failure, and fans can’t help but express their disappointment.
Such was the case over the weekend when the Hollywood Wax Museum released a wax statue of singer Billie Eilish and fans trolled the figure on social media.
Chrishell Stause Leads Trolling Against Billie Eilish’s Wax Figure
Over the weekend, the Hollywood Wax Museum released unveiled a new wax figure of the “Ocean Eyes” singer and photos of the statue surfaced online.
It didn’t take long for fans to share their thoughts on the figurine, noting that it looked nothing like Eilish. The museum opted for a full wax figure of Eilish rocking a long blonde fringe hairdo — paying homage to her recent hair transformation — and wearing a white suit.
The singer’s statue donned matching white fingerless gloves, one had embroidered with the letters BIL and the other LIE, denoting her name “Billie.”
The wax figure didn’t forget Eilish’s signature long manicured nails and piercing blue eyes. Despite getting those trademark features, fans couldn’t help but think the statue looked nothing like the singer, describing it as emotionless.
“Selling Sunset” Chrishell Stause was one of the prominent voices that disagreed with the wax figure. Quoting a photo of the statue on Twitter, she wrote, “Ummmmmmmmm 😳 I’m gonna need them to unplug the wax making machine for 15secs and plug it back in and start over 😅.”
One fan agreed with her sentiment, asking, “Why do they keep doing this? It’s torture, every time.”
Ummmmmmmmm 😳 I’m gonna need them to unplug the wax making machine for 15secs and plug it back in and start over😅 https://t.co/lIn6vvYlM3
— Chrishell Stause (@Chrishell7) June 27, 2022
The “Happier Than Ever” singer is yet to comment on the work of art but the feedback from the public isn’t at all positive.
The ‘Bad Guy’ Singer Thinks Her Body Is An ‘Ugly Friend’
What is this??? 😳 no seriously hunny WHAT IS THIS??? pic.twitter.com/jAXvQALLVv
— ☆𝓙𝓪𝓱𝓴𝓮𝓮𝓶☆ (@jahkeemstar) June 27, 2022
The newly unveiled wax figure comes after Eilish opened up about her unpleasant relationship with her body and why it’s responsible for her wavering fashion style.
The 20-year-old who has been subject to heavy criticism about her looks since coming into the spotlight talked about her body image to The Times and revealed she doesn’t feel so great about her looks.
When asked where she was in her body-image journey, the seven-time Grammy Award winner confessed, “Nowhere good.”
She continued, “My relationship with my body has been a truly horrible, terrible thing since I was 11. I love that my body is mine and that it’s with me everywhere I go. I kind of think of my body as my friend. My ugly friend! It’s complicated. But what are you gonna do?”
When she first came into the spotlight in 2015, Eilish was known for wearing baggy outfits that fully covered her body. However, from time to time, she would switch things up and wear something more feminine, resulting in backlash from the internet.
In the interview, the California native shared that she began wearing oversized clothes because she never felt “physically desired” and “hated” her body.
Who is that? pic.twitter.com/44QLwtkLOl
— DAMIYAH TILL THE DEATH OF ME (@MakeedaRoberts) June 27, 2022
“Wearing baggy clothes, nobody is attracted to me, I feel incredibly unlovable and unsexy and not beautiful, and people shame you for not being feminine enough,” she explained.
‘It’s A Crazy World For Women’
Eilish’s early style of wearing big clothes caused many to stereotype her and she couldn’t deal with the labeling emotionally.
In her words, “Being known for the whole start of your career for one thing — she wears baggy clothes, and she sings like this — it was driving me mad.”
Hoping to shake off the typecast, the Golden Globe winner decided to change her hair to blonde and rock a body-hugging corset for her June 2021 cover for British Vogue.
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However, her effort only proved futile. She recalled the backlash directed towards her saying, “Then you wear something more revealing and they’re like, ‘You’re such a fat cow whore. I’m a slut and I’m a sell-out and I’m just like every other celebrity selling their bodies, and Woah! What the f**k do you want? It’s a crazy world for women and women in the public eye.”