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Beyoncé took a quick break from the public eye — but now, she’s back.

Not the real Beyoncé, who seems to be lying low since the birth of her twins, Sir Carter and Rumi, who appeared in a photo on her Instagram page last week.
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. In an emailed statement on Thursday, Madame Tussauds New York said, regarding the Beyoncé figure: “Our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately colour match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted.”
“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,” the statement said.
It was unclear whether the criticism online led to the statue’s brief removal from the display floor. On Thursday, a staff member at the building did not offer a reason for its absence, saying only that the statue was “off the floor until further notice.” A museum representative declined to answer questions about why the figure was no longer displayed.
In an emailed statement on Friday, Madame Tussauds New York said: “We love, respect and enjoy a working relationship with Beyoncé. We have adjusted the styling and lighting of her figure and she is on display” at the New York location. The museum did not provide further details.

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