A wax figure of Donald Trump was pulled from a waxwork display after visitors continued to attack him, U.S. local media have reported.
“When he’s a very political person, attacks can be a problem,” said Clay Stewart, regional manager of Ripley Entertainment, which owns Waxworks Louis Tussaud in San Antonio, Texas.
The former U.S. vice president’s figures on deep gouges were apparently taken by fans of the museum who claw and punch him, according to the San Antonio Express News newspaper.
Stewart told the Express News: “We’ve always had a problem with the prime minister because no matter who the president was – Bush, Obama or Trump – they’ve all hit people. Obama’s ears were torn off six times. And then Bush’s nose was pushed in. “
This is not the first time a statue of a member of the Trump family has been damaged. An image of former woman Melania Trump in native Slovenia has been removed after she was set on fire by fandals.
Suzanne Smagala-Potts, public relations manager for Ripley Entertainment Inc, said in a statement that the company had no political issues and that repairing their public figures was common.
“Once a wax figure has been damaged, we will remove the figure from a public exhibition and send it to our talented team of artists for repair,” said Smagala-Potts.