By Calvin Palmer
Beyoncé’s apparent snub of one of Austria’s most famous museums had nothing to do with the U.S. singer but was a prank staged by a Vienna radio station.
The Albertina museum was angered after it learned that a Beyoncé look-alike had turned up for a personal tour while the real Beyoncé went shopping.
KroneHit radio said Beyoncé was not aware that the station had hired the German look-alike to walk round the Austrian capital.
“We followed the look-alike around Vienna all day to see how people reacted when they met Beyoncé,” Andrea Hilber, KroneHit’s head of marketing said.
“We had an excellent private visit of the Albertina Museum carried out by its director”, Klaus Albert Schröder, Hilber added.
The museum on learning that Beyoncé had sent a double for the tour said it would protest to the star’s management.
The Albertina houses one of the world’s finest art collections.
[Based on a report by AFP.]