Justin Bieber waxwork removed from New York's Madame Tussauds due to excessive groping

The museum intends to update the model with a new version

Justin Bieber waxwork removed from New York's Madame Tussauds due to excessive groping

Photo: Twitter

A Justin Bieber waxwork has been removed from display due to excessive groping by fans.

The New York Post says that a figure of the troubled pop star has been retired from Madame Tussauds in New York due to overeager fans fondling it so much that it has become damaged.

According to a source, the waxwork has been groped and touched by visitors to such an extent that, despite regular maintenance from staff, it "no longer does justice either to the star or the attraction".

The source added: "With no ropes or barriers to stop them, thousands of fans have had their photographs taken with him since then – but it has taken its toll." There are now plans to replace the model with a new, updated version.

Bieber is set to enter a plea in a Miami courtroom on February 14 following his recent arrest on charges of drink driving, resisting arrest and driving on an expired driving licence. The trial is then due to begin on March 3.

Earlier this month, meanwhile, the singer was charged with assaulting a limo driver, while in January, police in California searched Bieber's home after he allegedly threw eggs at his neighbour's house.

Last month (January 31), the pop star's private jet was also detained and searched under the suspicion of having marijuana on board. The plane, which Bieber had chartered to attend the Super Bowl (February 2), was held at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey as police reportedly smelled marijuana.

Meanwhile, the White House has said that it will respond to a petition demanding Justin Bieber's deportation from the US.

The petition, which currently has over 200,000 signatures, calls on the White House to revoke the Canadian pop star's green card and remove him from the US. According to US Government protocol, once a petition has over 100,000 signatures, it must be reviewed by White House staff.



Read More On This Artist

Justin Bieber Merchandise
More News
Mark Ronson tops both the UK's Official Singles and Official Albums Chart
Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams appear on TV show 'Austin City Limits' – watch
Korn and Slipknot cover Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' live in London – watch
A$AP Rocky opens up about the death of A$AP Yams for the first time
Courtney Love attends premiere of Kurt Cobain documentary 'Cobain: Montage of Heck'
Run The Jewels preview feline remix album 'Meow The Jewels' featuring Lil Bub the cat
Ghostface Killah and MF DOOM unveil grindhouse cinema-themed 'Ray Gun' video – watch
Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney unveil collaboration track 'FourFiveSeconds' –...
Jay Z commends New York Governor's plan to improve police relations
Ryan Adams performs acoustic version of 'Gimme Something Good' on US TV
Alt-J play biggest headline show of their career at London's O2 Arena
Groove Armada lead latest Isle Of Wight Festival line-up additions
Lil Wayne reportedly set to sue Cash Money boss Birdman for $8m
Guitar owned by Johnny Ramone sells at auction for £47,950
Pond reveal epic 'Man It Feels Like Space Again' video - watch
Noel Gallagher says Oasis will only ever reform 'for the money'
Arca says working with Bjork on 'Vulnicura' was 'everything an artistic...
Aphex Twin streams 'Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments PT2' EP - listen
Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore separate after five years of marriage
Fall Out Boy team up with Wiz Khalifa on 'Uma Thurman' remix - listen
Danny Brown, Big Sean feature in Eminem's 'Detroit Vs Everybody' video - watch
Bob Dylan to gift new album to 50,000 senior citizens

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM