If a buddhist or a school of buddhism pays homage to the Buddha or teaches others to then they are not actually buddhists or buddhist schools.
Currently most buddhism and most buddhist teachers and teachings are either very far from what Buddhism actually is or completely not necessary.
Just as modern Christianity has almost nothing to do with who or what Jesus of Nazareth was. Delusional men through the centuries have splintered Buddhism into many pieces at their will, men have turned Buddhism into hierarchies and into businesses and a livelihood.
Buddhas are not here to be worshiped, they are here to free you, worship, homage and other rituals and ceremonies are a waste of time, they are things put together by men not Buddhas.
The word "Buddhism" itself is actually useless beyond being a label for the phenomenon it names. The best thing to do is what the original Buddha did, throw out all the things non-Buddhas are doing and find yourself by relaxing and watching yourself. When you gain actual self-knowledge, when you see what you are then you are as much a Buddha as there ever was.
You are simply a part of life hosting the phenomenon of thought. Figure out what that means and you are free.