It’s way too appropriate that the title of this song is “Save Your Tears,” because that is a face that screams, “I’m sorry, I’d love to cry, but my tear ducts were removed during my last face lift.” Luckily, that’s probably exactly the look The Weeknd was going for.
The last time we saw The Weeknd in public was back in November, at the American Music Awards, when he accepted several awards for his latest album After Hours (aka What Album?, if you’re the Recording Academy). His face was covered in bandages and bruising. If you know anything about The Weeknd’s commitment to his After Hours character, then you know his thing is looking as upsetting as possible at any given time. Well, the bandages are off, and (horrified gasp) look what was lurking underneath.
The video dropped earlier today, and features The Weeknd, looking fresh off a visit to Katherine Helmond’s doctor from Brazil, performing in what appears to be the supper club from Goodfellas, if it was run by the sex cult from Eyes Wide Shut. Everyone is wearing masks, except for The Weeknd, although technically I guess his face is a mask? Ooooh, very deep.
The Weeknd’s whole face has been gotten the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon treatment, from his overblown lips, the itty bitty pinched nose, and cheeks that look like two over-proofed dinner rolls. I just hope he’s prepared to field a whole lot of phone calls today between the Kardashians, Jenners, and numerous Real Housewives. “Please please PLEASE tell us the name of the surgeon responsible for such natural work!”