Observers have noticed that since there is no rope or barrier preventing the general public from touching the statue, it has been handled so many times that “there’s no use in saving it.”
Beliebers shouldn’t worry though—Justin’s likeness can still be found in Las Vegas, London, Berlin and Los Angeles. Plus, Bret Pidgeon, the general manager of Madame Tussauds, hopes to replace the New York statue soon.
“This is disappointing, but hopefully we can welcome a new ‘grown-up’ Justin back to the attraction in the near future,” Mr. Pidgeon told Page Six.
Luckily, there are some new grown-up pictures to model the new statue from—may we humbly suggest his smiling mug shot?!