Terrifying celebrity wax sculptures you can’t unsee

It’s not Britney, b****h. In May 2006, Madame Tussauds New York launched a no-holds-barred attack on the senses, and we still haven’t fully recovered. According to TMZ, this Britney Spears wax sculpture was ostensibly part of a “grassroots movement” to “Bring Back Britney,” who was going through a rough patch at the time. (According to CBS News, 2006 was the year Spears “[filed] for divorce from Kevin Federline” and was voted “worst celebrity dog owner” by The Hollywood Dog and The New York Dog.)

Christened “Britney Spears 2000,” the slinky, pole-dancing wax likeness was intended to be a throwback to Spears’ better days. Janine DiGioacchino, the former General Manager of Madame Tussauds New York, explained that “Britney’s public pop star persona has taken a hit, and we’re thrilled to spearhead a movement to help Britney regain her former glory” (per City Guide NY). It’s an odd thing to say considering the creative decisions on display. Press materials (per TMZ) assured that…

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