A Texas waxwork museum has been forced to remove a model of Donald Trump after visitors wouldn’t stop punching it in the face. Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in San Antonio, Texas had to move the figure to a storage room since many angry people took their feelings of hatred and bitterness towards the former president out in violent ways, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Can’t say I blame them, to be honest!
- Furious visitors severely damaged the waxwork Donald Trump. While you might not think anyone could punch a waxwork figure hard enough to cause any real issues, that doesn’t seem to be the case here. Part of the reason museum staff moved the figure to storage is because it experienced significant damage as a result of the pummeling. Oops!
- There were deep scratches on the face. In addition to punching the figurine, visitors clawed at Trump’s face, leaving deep scratches that will need repair, said Clay Stewart, regional manager for Ripley Entertainment. “When it’s a highly political figure, attacks can be a problem,” he explained.
- It’s unclear whether Trump will ever be repaired. The museum is currently waiting for a waxwork figure of Joe Biden, and if and when Trump does ever go back on the museum floor, it won’t be before the current president is on display. Stewart was quick to add that this is totally normal and that “waxwork figures are rotated all the time.”
- Presidential figures always cause ire, no matter their political party. As Stewart explained, while Trump did sustain considerable damage from fiery customers, they’ve always had a history of issues when it comes to displaying political figures on the museum floor. “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,” Stewart said. “The ears were torn off Obama six times. And then [George W.] Bush’s nose was punched in. People are just aggressive about their political party.”