The Berlin branch of the iconic Madame Tussaud's wax museum was just trying to bring some sexy holiday cheer when it unveiled its new wax figure of pop star and fashion mogul Rihanna, complete with a sexy Christmas-themed outfit.
But well... it didn't exactly work out that way.
Because the wax figure doesn't so much look like Rihanna as a horrifying cyborg with a thirst for blood. Or something.
It's honestly hard to put a finger on what exactly it looks like, but calling to mind what it doesn't look like is easy. The answer to that question is Rihanna.
See for yourself below, if you dare.
Was just shown Rihanna\u2019s wax figure and i have some notespic.twitter.com/S5N8Wvtlb0— Ryan Bailey (@Ryan Bailey) 1640469148
We truly mean no disrespect here because everyone's artistic process is unique, different and personal. However, we must ask (respectfully!): Has Madame Tussaud's ever seen Rihanna?
Because that is not Rihanna! That is NOT Rihanna. That is, at best, British pop singer and actress Lily Allen with an addiction to tanning beds and a tinted foundation habit costing thousands of dollars a day
Here: Look at this Lily Allen gif and tell us RiRi's wax figure isn't the result of a miscommunication in the Madame Tussaud's wax-figure assignment queue.
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The prosecution rests!
bianca del rio GIF by RuPaul's Drag Race Giphy
Rihanna's home country Barbados recently named her an official national hero after the nation removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and became the world's newest republic last month, replacing the Queen with Prime Minister Mia Mottley. The title followed Rihanna being named an Ambassador of the country in 2018.
We're not trying to start a fight or anything but if Rihanna were to leverage the powers she now seems to have to create an international incident of this wax figure, well... who could blame her?
On Twitter, of course, the wax figure made quite a splash... for all the wrong reasons.
This is Rihanna\u2019s wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Berlin. She should definitely sue.pic.twitter.com/4n1XEKMi4F— Mike Sington (@Mike Sington) 1640347751
The good Madame's Rihanna wax figure looks like a white person with a nose that got sunburned but is on the road to recovery.— Bob B. (Vaxxed to the Max) (@Bob B. (Vaxxed to the Max)) 1640236952
(madame tussaud's employee) hey did you finish that rihanna wax figure?\n(lily allen wax figure maker) yep!https://twitter.com/consequence/status/1473672940004773889\u00a0\u2026— my cheugy valentine (@my cheugy valentine) 1640187121
At least they got the tattoos righthttps://www.nme.com/news/music/madame-tussauds-rihanna-wax-figure-bears-no-resemblance-singer-3125763\u00a0\u2026— NME (@NME) 1640294431
More like Rihanna's distant cousinhttps://exclaim.ca/music/article/madame_tussauds_unveils_horrendous_rihanna_wax_figure_makeover?&utm_source=TwitterEDC&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=EDCTwitter\u00a0\u2026— Exclaim! (@Exclaim!) 1640484000
Madame Tussauds\u2019 Rihanna wax figure was apparently made by someone who\u2019s never seen Rihanna http://cos.lv/g9GY30s4Tix\u00a0pic.twitter.com/gJAm9Kb9WD— Consequence (@Consequence) 1640185983
That horrible wax figure of Rihanna really made headlines here, they should fire whoever did that..— Cu\u0143te$ \ud83d\udc8e (@Cu\u0143te$ \ud83d\udc8e) 1640197698
i\u2019m so sick of seeing that ugly ass rihanna wax figure\u2026 somebody go turn the heat up at madame tussaud\u2019s right quickpic.twitter.com/kJ1cK7I05I— zeldin \ud83d\udcab (@zeldin \ud83d\udcab) 1639880593
Imagine thinking you can just tan up an old Lily Allen wax figure and pass it off as Rihanna now... the audacity.pic.twitter.com/3ZlatyCoqJ— DuGMcFug (@DuGMcFug) 1640216970
In the words of Rihanna herself, "Shut up and drive" far, far away from this "hopeless place."