This Is Another Butchered Celebrity Replicas, Fans Claim
Tupac Shakur statue labelled a “joke” by fans who claim it looks nothing like rapper
A bronze statue of rap legend Tupac Shakur was erected in Dallas recently but fans claim it doesn’t look anything like him.
Tupac bronze statue goes viral after rap fans revealed their shock amid claims it looks nothing like the ‘Changes’ rapper.
Tupac is one of the most important rappers to have ever picked up a microphone, so it makes sense that a statue of the late rapper would be created to celebrate his life.
Well a tweet showing a bronze statue of Tupac has gone viral
A twitter user posted a photo of the statue in question on her timeline and claimed it was a new tribute to late rap icon Tupac Amaru Shakur located in Dallas.
New Tupac statute in Dallas, what’s your thoughts🤔 pic.twitter.com/l9gHIEoiAB
— Yaé🧚🏽♀️ (@lajoy1x) January 19, 2020
The internet found itself revisiting the topic of butchered celebrity replicas, after a twitter user shared a photo of a bronze statue of late rap icon Tupac on social media via her handle with the caption “New Tupac statute in Dallas, what’s your thoughts”
Tupac dressed in a suit with a huge cross around his neck and what appears to be a Bible grasped in one hand. Twitter users were further confused as to why the statue was even built in the Texan metropolis in the first place considering that Tupac had no known ties to the city.
After the photo made its rounds throughout the Internet, other fans also noted that the statue is not newly built nor is it actually located in Dallas as they were initially led to believe. The statue in the photo once stood in front of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
I’m mad that y’all got Tupac trending for that damn statue we don’t even have in Dallas. I hate y’all. pic.twitter.com/hpfHbX6ZCV
— Yella Fat Ass Kelly Price (@SimplyyCourt) January 20, 2020
Founded in 1997, Afeni Shakur, Tupac’s mother, opened the to help provide opportunities for children who were interested in the arts. Over a decade after its opening, Afeni sold the center for 1.2 million in August 2015. She also had the statue removed from the property.
The statue was meant to portray the rapper. However, social media wasn’t buying it. Twitter users were quick to point out the inconsistencies between the rapper and the statue’s facial features.
See reactions below:
Statue of WHO now?! pic.twitter.com/Iv7ie9cpfY
— PlantainJaneX 🍌 (@XPlantain) January 20, 2020
Looks like this was the template photo but they failed terribly ….Whom ever did the statue……we need a refund. pic.twitter.com/V0COmInZqL
— Steve. Kamau. (@Stegasteel) January 20, 2020
This not the priest from walking dead?
— Drip Baeless 💦 (@BladeBih) January 20, 2020
This is a statue of Nathaniel ‘Hambone’ Cunningham, the first slave to use PTO at the plantation.
— Mr Black Classic Match (@Paynen_Sahrow) January 20, 2020
They got tupac fucked up this needs fixin ol uncle bens rice lookin ass statue 🤦🏽♂️🧐 https://t.co/C8HMSQxcnX
— $ure |s CL⭕️UDY☁️ (@THEESirCLOUD) January 20, 2020
Whoever the sculptors were that sculpted that Tupac statue should be ashamed of themselves that’s a total disrespect to the greatest rapper of all time that looks nothing like him as those people should not be able to sculpt ever again you have got to be fucking kidding me
— Aaron (@2pactheegoatt) January 21, 2020
😭😭 whoever is responsible for this bs need to be thrown under the jail
— Chrislove (@TiFanmKreol) January 20, 2020
If you gonna put a statue of Tupac Shakur up then actually make it look like him…I don’t know who this man is but it sure isn’t Tupac🤕 https://t.co/h03zYEgOC6
— jdizzle (@jayy_bombb) January 20, 2020
that looks like a shaved wookie.. they did tupac so wrong with that statue lmao
— sLum #slumisfum (@IAmSlum) January 21, 2020
headstone says Tupac but statue says Dave Chappelle 😭 https://t.co/5pHqN8pHKe
— phillip (@yungphiIthy) January 21, 2020
This statue is higher than Tupac ever was 😄 https://t.co/KHeecl34TO
— Gasperitto (@gasperallute) January 20, 2020
I swear I’ve been laughing at the Tupac statue for 24 hours. WHAT IS THAT?? 😂😭
WHEN did Tupac dress like that?
WHEN did Tupac even look like that?
WHEN did he stand like that?
WHERE is the bandana?
WHERE is the swag?
WHO is that pls??
— Tarurî (@Taruri) January 21, 2020
I don’t get it. Is the Tupac statue behind the old man or what https://t.co/ULWEfcAlV1
— J (@JDCYSL) January 20, 2020