Music
by Kyle Koster on February 11, 2014

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Justin Bieber just can’t catch a break. As if copious legal trouble and a crippling shirt allergy aren’t enough to deal with, the Canadian pop star must now make sense of the removal of his wax figure at New York City’s Madam Tussauds.

The reason for the removal?

People just can’t keep their grubby paws off Bieber’s business.

The Bieber likeness on display at Tussauds New York on West 42nd Street has been groped, fondled and grabbed by so many excited fans that exhibit organizers have had to withdraw his dummy from display.

One source said of the Bieber figure, which was installed in his younger, more innocent days, “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.”

Madame Tussauds New York says the figure has been damaged over the years, and despite regular maintenance, “it no longer does justice either to the star or to the attraction,” and so it has reluctantly decided to remove it.

Remember that final paragraph, folks, and file it away for use once pop culture decides to shutter Bieber from its main stage.

[H/T: New York Post]