Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson responds to melanin-free wax statue controversy

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has Instagrammed that he’s seen the controversy revolving around his wax statue that was recently unveiled at a museum in France — and he says help is on the way.

As reported, the Grévin Museum’s now-deleted post of the new attraction was met with universal ridicule, as it was the wrong shade.

To his post, Johnson added comedian James Jefferson‘s riff, saying among other things, that the wax Rock looked like David Beckham or a member of the Royal Family, rather than the Black and Samoan superstar.

“Did y’all even Google him?” the comedian jabbed, adding to white people, “Is this how y’all felt when you lost The Little Mermaid? I understand!”

“Let’s all do an Uno Reverse, you can have the Little Mermaid back…and we get The Rock back,” Jefferson joked.

For his part, Johnson captioned, “I knew my boy @jamesjeffersonj had this Rock wax statue in his roasting crosshairs.”

“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, adding a laughing emoji and a Black emoji fist and bicep.

He also commented, “And next time I’m in Paris, I’ll stop in and have a drink with myself.”

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