Madame Tussauds Sydney has stopped work on Malcolm Turnbull
In light of the current political landscape, Madame Tussauds Sydney has announced that their studios team have stopped work on their latest wax creation – the figure of Malcolm Turnbull.
Madame Tussauds Sydney’s General Manager, Mark Connolly says, “Malcolm Turnbull was set to be the next figure to take the stage in our World Leader’s room but in light of the current situation in Canberra we have advised the studio team to stop work on the figure immediately.
“This isn’t the first time we’ve made the decision to stop creating an Australian political leader due to their premature exit from office. In 2013, just weeks after work began creating Kevin Rudd’s figure, the team were advised to stop work. Again in 2015, when Tony Abbott was voted out by his fellow MPs, we made the decision to stop work. Due to the high turnover of Prime Ministers we cannot see ourselves making a figure of a sitting Australian Prime Minister again.
“We want to ensure Madame Tussauds Sydney’s World Leaders room remains current and relevant to our local and international guests and not a room full of retired Prime Ministers, which has prompted our decision to put a halt on making figures of Australian Prime Ministers, we hope there are no hard feelings.”
Current figures of prominence in the World Leaders room include ex-Prime Ministers Julia Gillard, John Howard, Bob Hawke as well as Queen Elizabeth II, Einstein, Nelson Mandela and Ghandi.