Canadian pop singer The Weeknd freaked out his followers after he posted a Botox-rich selfie of himself on his Instagram deal with on Tuesday. The image exhibits The Weeknd, whose actual identify is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, with some severe modifications on his face. The look was first unveiled in his music video for the track Save Your Tears that got here out on January 5, 2021.
Captioning his current prosthetic look selfie, Abel wrote, “Howdy Ken, the place’s Barbie.” The publish has acquired over 2.5 million views. Followers have shared their reactions to The Weeknd’s prosthetics that have been used for his current music video on his Instagram publish.
Within the video, Abel removes the bloodied bandages to disclose a botched-up face stuffed with botox, fillers and cosmetic surgery. The music video exhibits The Weeknd in his crimson sparkly jacket and black pants, an outfit that has change into fairly symbolic of him since his studio album After Hours got here out final yr.
One fan commented, “this creeped me out lol,” whereas some followers in contrast Abel’s newest look to SpongeBob Sq. Pants character Squidward. One other person wrote, “’Can’t really feel my face’ hittin a lil completely different lmaooo.”
Some followers additionally in contrast Abel to the Kardashians who’re recognized to have undergone a number of plastic surgical procedures and botox fillers to reinforce their look. “Abel Kardashian,” wrote one person. Web celeb Sebastian Moy wrote, “thought I used to be trippin.”
The music video for the track Save Your Tears has even prompted a couple of The Weeknd followers to invest that it’s a diss observe from the 30-year-old artist to the Grammys. The Weeknd didn’t obtain any nomination for the 2021 Grammy Awards despite the fact that a few of his tracks topped the charts in 2020 like Blinding Lights.
One Twitter thread defined that The Weeknd’s current music video exhibits him with a chiselled face performing round folks with masks who signify celebrities and fellow music artists. The tweet additional defined that it’s a diss to the Grammys as Abel additionally throws a trophy away within the video.