Madame Tussauds has a new wax museum opening in Washington, DC, and the 50th and final figure to be created is Marion “coke and a smile” Barry:
The museum’s general manager, Janine DiGioacchino, said staffers visited places like Union Station and the National Mall to ask people who they would like to see displayed.
“The response was an overwhelming landslide for council member Marion Barry,” DiGioacchino said.
The former DC Mayor and current City Council member beat out Nancy Reagan, Oprah Winfrey and Cal Ripken for the final slot. Oh come on, people just want to see somebody make a crack pipe and handcuffs out of wax. Any old artist can make an astology chart, cheeseburger or baseball bat.
First the Tussauds artist will create Barry’s likeness out of wax, and then the bitch will set him up.
Though Barry’s mayoral policy of single-handedly ridding the DC streets of drugs by personally buying them all didn’t quite work out, it’s nice to see him getting some recognition via a wax figure. If the eyes look so real it’s as if they’re following you, it’s because they are — they’re FBI surveillance cameras.