Either the people at Madame Tussauds in New York have an incredibly sick sense of humor or they truly believe in the divinity of messianic celebrity offspring Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, as they've placed their just-unveiled, graven-in-wax* idol of the Chosen One in a reinterpretation of the nativity scene, complete with stuffed stand-ins of the native African wildlife mysteriously drawn to the birth of Jolie's Word Made Flesh. Thankfully, we are spared the spectacle of Namibian wise men bearing gifts of frankincense, myrrh, and the decapitated heads of overly aggressive freelance photographers, but the tableaux was realistic enough to draw a small crowd of worshipers to the museum, all of whom soon retreated, still palsied and cancer-riddled, after learning firsthand that the startlingly lifelike wax Shiloh posses no miraculous powers of its own.
A photo of the dejected faithful is after the jump.
[*The faux Shiloh is made of silicone, not wax, but we are too lazy to mar the post with strikethrough corrections reflecting the error.]
[Photos: Getty Images, StarTracks for Madame Tussauds New York]