Beyoncé took a quick break from the public eye — but now, she’s back.
This is about a Beyoncé made of wax that is on display at the Midtown Manhattan location of Madame Tussauds, the wax statue museum known for its celebrity likenesses, with locations around the world.
On Thursday afternoon, the statue was absent from the display floor. But it lived on on social media, where a photograph of the figure drew criticism from far and wide this week.
The problem? Not only did the figure not resemble the chart-topping pop star, critics said, but it also appeared to be too light-skinned. A chorus of comments on social media compared the statue with celebrities like Taylor Swift, Lindsay Lohan and Julia Stiles.
But by Friday afternoon, the Beyoncé statue was in its place on the museum’s top floor. Some visitors recognized the famous singer’s likeness from across the room and walked over to take selfies. One of them, Amani Wingfield, 34, said she had heard about the Beyoncé controversy on social media.
It appeared to Ms. Wingfield that the updated version was more accurate than the photographs she had seen online. “I think it’s closer than the other one,” she said. ”Most definitely. We walked in and we were like, ‘Hey, it’s Beyoncé!’”
In an emailed statement on Thursday, Madame…