Katy Perry and George Clooney‘s wax figures in Germany are a cookie-cutter display of life in quarantine — or at least, an outdated, kinda sexist life.
Check out the figures that came straight from Madame Tussauds’ Wax Museum in Berlin, and you’ll see what we’re talking about. KP and GC have been placed in a picturesque home, where Katy’s wax job is cooking at a grill. Georgie boy is kicking back and enjoying the view from a comfy balcony chair.
In a close-up of George, you can see he’s got a laptop out and a cup of Joe next to him. Looks like a cushy set-up — the man chills while the woman handles domestic duties. Ummm, the 1950s postcard in your grandpa’s basement called … and wants its stereotypes back.
The antiquated gender role tropes don’t end there — another shot of wax Katy shows her in the kitchen this time wearing an apron … only now, she’s baking cookies and striking that weird pose at the same time. Those don’t change, unfortunately … just location.
We’re guessing Madame Tussaud wouldn’t try these poses at their museums in London, or certainly here in the L.A. branch.
Germany certainly marches to its own beat. Guten tag from the last century, y’all 👋🏽.