Madame Tussauds said in a statement Wednesday that the appearance of the figure was because of lighting and flash photography.
“At Madame Tussauds, our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately colour match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted,” the statement said. “Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the colour of our wax figures, which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage.”
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Beyonce performs onstage during Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life - An All-Star GRAMMY Salute at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
“We love, respect and enjoy a working relationship with Beyonce,” Madame Tussauds said in a statement. “We have adjusted the styling and the lighting of her figure and she is on display at Madame Tussauds New York.”
TMZ reported that the figure appears to have a darker skin tone than its previous iteration.