Newspaper Accidentally Uses Picture Of Zoella's Waxwork Instead Of Her

18 August 2017, 08:47 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:42

Zoella / Zoe Sugg Waxwork

By Benedict Townsend

As Icarus will tell you, wax and The Sun don't mix

We'll be the first to admit this isn't really news, but goddamn is it funny. Shoutout to the good folks at The Sun newspaper, who accidentally used a picture of Zoe Sugg's waxwork instead of the woman herself when writing a story about her. The Sun was reporting on how Zoe tweeted a GIF of Bill Cosby, completely unaware of the negative implications. @emkd_xx noticed the error:

But they soon realised their mistake

Credit to them, they quickly realised their mistake, and the story now includes pictures of the real, breathing Zoe. As Internet writers ourselves we can sympathise with how things can get jumbled up when rushing to get a news story out. The only silver lining is for the waxworkers at Madame Tussauds, who have apparently created a waxwork so lifelike that it can fool journalists at one of the UK's biggest newspapers.

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