Fright at the museum! Sculptor is mocked for his bizarre wax works of celebrities that ‘look like blown up 80s action figures’ including an ‘offensive’ Princess Diana
- Parish church in Paraná in the south of the country had bizarre figures on display
- Social media users were quick to point out some of the questionable recreations
- Figures were created by 77-year-old artist and entrepreneur Arlindo Armacollo
- One person on Reddit commented: ‘Why is Marilyn Monroe looking hench AF?’
A wax museum in Brazil has been mocked for displaying some very strange statues of celebrities, including a ‘hench’ Marilyn Monroe and an ‘offensive’ Princess Diana.
The creations of sculptor Arlindo Armacollo, 77, were first made for a church in Paraná, south Brazil six years ago, but have recently gone viral and caused an international debate over their bizarre appearance.
One Twitter user described the statues – made from shop mannequins, orange peel and and 11lbs of beeswax – as a ‘Brazilian Horror Story’ while others pointed out the statues of The Queen, Micheal Jackson and Nelson Mandela were ‘questionable’.
A wax museum in Brazil has been mocked for displaying some very strange statues of celebrities, including a an ‘offensive’ Princess Diana (left) and an bizarre statue of the Queen (right)
The creations of sculptor Arlindo Armacollo, 77, was first made for a church in Paraná, south Brazil six years ago, but have recently gone viral and caused an international debate over their bizarre appearance – including a ‘hench’ Marilyn Monroe
Critics of the artwork, which is now displayed at a museum named after Armacollo’s father, were quick to give their opinion, with one writing on Reddit: ‘At least they tried’.
Another wrote: ‘They looks like 80s action figures blown up to human size scale.’
A third said: ‘Were these wax figures done by the same guy that did Cristiano Ronaldo’s bust?’, in reference to the widely ridiculed statue of the footballer that was unveiled in 2017 at Madeira Airport.
Someone else wrote: ‘Why is Marilyn Monroe looking hench AF?’, while another shocked commenter said: ‘The pure fuel of nightmares’.
Also on display at the museum is a waxwork of the late Michael Jackson, who appears to have very short legs while dressed in his outfit from the 1982 video for Thriller (left) while fictional ogre Shrek (right) also appears to have a large body and very small legs
People online were not very complimentary about the waxworks with one simply writing: ‘At least they tried’
Another person commented on the Princess Diana waxwork: ‘This is more offensive than any debate about an episode of The Crown will ever be.’
Other famous faces on display at the museum include late singer Elvis Presley and Western star Charlie Chaplin.
The artist also created the figures of academic Albert Einstein, former US President John F. Kennedy and Mahatma Gandhi.
The artist also made a statue of the activist Martin Luther King wearing a black suit with a tie (left) and Nelson Mandela (right) in a colourful shirt
Other famous faces on display at the museum included the late singer Elvis Presley (pictured with his guitar)
The sculptor also made a statue of the activist Martin Luther King wearing a black suit with a tie.
But the septuagenarian artist isn’t bothered by the criticism, and said the art isn’t ‘about making money’.
Speaking to the Guardian, he said: ‘I couldn’t care less. If it was about making money it might bother me whether people appreciated what I was doing or not.
‘But I do the things I do because I enjoy them. I did this for our town. If people like it, come and visit. If they don’t, don’t, why worry?
The statues face’s were sculpted with orange peel and and beeswax, while the bodies were made with store mannequins. Pictured is Albert Einstein
The artist also created the figures of US President John F Kennedy (left) and Charlie Chaplin (right)
Twitter user David Paxton shared the news footage from UNITV with the caption: ‘A Brazilian church decided to do its own mini waxwork museum’
The church in Brazil has reportedly opened its own tourist attraction but visitors are likely to be queueing up for all the wrong reasons
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