Sometimes, a small story makes a big statement.
Consider this such a case.
At the Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks museum in San Antonio, a waxy image of Donald John Trump has delighted visitors from all over.
Yet, a recent announcement noted the effigy of the icon would be making an exit — at least for a time.
The problem, as it turns out: The faux-Donald was face-damaged from being punched.
Apparently, some patrons had appreciated the statue by socking it.
San Antonio Texas wax museum forced to move its statue of Donald Trump into storage because guests kept punching it. pic.twitter.com/sjg0lNPZYn
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) March 19, 2021
But not to worry: The museum’s owner, Ripley Entertainment, relayed to New York’s Fox5 that it’ll fix the former POTUS:
“When a wax figure has been damaged, we will remove the figure from public display and send it to our talented team of artists for repair.”
As reported by San Antonio Express-News, the “battered” bogus billionaire will be placed in storage ’til he can be restored.
The outlet confirmed the statue had been punched in the punim.
Also incurred: deep scratches to his face.
But don’t misunderstand — it’s not an uncommon occurrence.
Regional manager for Ripley, Clay Stewart, pointed out the pummeling nature of politics:
“We’ve always had trouble with the presidential section because no matter what president it was — Bush, Obama or Trump — they’ve all had people beat them. People are just aggressive about their political party.”
London Wax Museum Refits Donald Trump Figure In Golf Attire Following Election Loss | The Madame Tussauds outlet said the president’s makeover aims “to reflect his potential 2021 wardrobe” after losing to Joe Biden https://t.co/3cxUTW9gq9 #Museums #Trump #MadameTussaudsLondon pic.twitter.com/4raa5t3dJA
— globalmuseum (@globalmuseum) November 9, 2020
In fact, George W. Bush’s nose was once punched in.
And multiple times, someone ripped off Obama’s ears.
“When it’s a highly political figure, attacks can be a problem.”
So when will Trump make a triumphant return? Clay said it might not be ’til the gallery gets graced by a waxy Joe Biden — a statue, not the guy.
Joe’s currently being built at the Ripley Entertainment headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Again — a statue, not the guy.
And — as indicated by Ripley spokeswoman Suzanne Smagala-Potts — you can expect nothing but the best:
“Ripley’s only showcases the highest quality of exhibits and wax figures.”
#DidYouKnow: Louis Tussaud wax museum in San Antonio, Texas, was forced to remove its statue of former President Donald Trump because visitors kept attacking repeatedly: “punched and scratched the figure, causing damage”- Suzanne Smagala-Potts, spokesperson,Ripley Entertainment. pic.twitter.com/EeoC0IL2rU
— Parthiban Shanmugam (@hollywoodcurry) March 21, 2021
As for Trump getting trounced, People.com reports the figure’s injuries weren’t all inflicted intentionally:
Asked if the damage to the Trump figure occurred because of repeated punches to the face, [Suzanne] says, “Have some people done that? Yes. But it’s also been damaged accidentally, as well.”
So he’ll be out for a while — stored with W.C. Fields, George Washington, and roughly 30 other statues.
Meanwhile, if you’re jonesin’ for a counterfeit commander-in-chief, get your fill at Disney World’s Hall of Presidents.
And, also, maybe nab some nightmares:
The Pence figure shows how far Disney has improved its animatronics compared to the current entry in the Hall of Presidents.
— You_So_Special (@You_So_Special) August 9, 2018
Do it to it, Donald John…
Washington meets West World:
Donald Trump is the latest addition to Disney's Hall of Presidents pic.twitter.com/d72EvYu3Kl
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) December 19, 2017
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