Singing onstage with a bloodied and bandaged face like nothing is incorrect is a reasonably daring transfer for any performer — however that is precisely what The Weeknd just lately did on the VMAs, the place he was nominated for six awards and carried out in the course of the present. The factor is, this is not the primary time he is sported this explicit “look.” And individuals are understandably all like, “WTF, is he OK?!”
Because it seems, The Weeknd’s face is definitely a reference to his brief movie, After Hours, and music video “Blinding Lights.” We suppose it may very well be interpreted as extraordinarily obscure and jarring advertising.
One fan took to Twitter again in March, following his SNL efficiency the place he sported the identical make-up, to make clear the state of affairs:
“For everybody who’s questioning, The Weeknd’s face seems to be bloody & tousled on SNL as a result of he is selling his new brief movie After Hours which precedes his new album of the identical title,” they wrote.
“He wears the identical bloody make-up & bandage within the After Hours clip.” (Instantly, all of it is smart!)