The Weeknd positive is embracing “new 12 months, new you.”
The 30-year-old singer sports activities some disturbing alterations to his face — akin to excessive plastic surgery — in the video for his new tune, “Save Your Tears,” which premiered Tuesday and is from his “After Hours” album.
“But you then noticed me, caught you abruptly,” he aptly sings in the video, in which he shows a thinned (and crooked) nostril, bloated cheeks, puffed-up lips, surgery scars and different horrific new options.
His grotesquely exaggerated new look positively left viewers shook.
“Why does The Weeknd appear to be that in the Save Your Tears music video!?! I do not prefer it,” said one horrified fan, whereas one other borrowed lyrics from his 2018 hit “Can’t Feel My Face” to pinpoint a draw back to the prosthetics, saying, “i wager he actually cant really feel his face now.”
One fan speculated that it was “shade” and a response to getting snubbed by the now-postponed 2021 Grammy Awards, a transfer that apparently left him emotionally bruised — if not bodily — and he has continued to vent about.
Other tweeters advised a brand new line of labor:playing the Batman villain The Joker.Some, in the meantime,drew comparisonsto — and known as him a“modern version”of — late, surgery-obsessed singer Michael Jackson.
Reps for The Weeknd didn’t instantly reply to The Post’s request for remark about whether or not his disturbing new look was achieved via prosthetics or CGI. He has beforehand labored with Prosthetic Renaissance, a make-up results studio that is taking credit for the transformation on social media.
Of course, donning heavy make-up is nothing new for The Weeknd, who will carry out on the 2021 Super Bowl on Feb. 7.
The music video for his single “Blinding Lights” featured his post-bender bloodied and bruised visage — a glance he re-created for the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards final August.
And in November, he covered his again-battered face with surgical dressing to just accept an award onstage on the American Music Awards.