In a recent interview with Variety, The Weeknd has finally revealed the real significance behind his fully bandaged face.
As he is slated to perform this Sunday at Super Bowl LV‘s Halftime show, many have asked the question of whether or not his fully-bandaged face will make an appearance. He revealed, “The significance of the entire head bandages is reflecting on the absurd culture of Hollywood celebrity and people manipulating themselves for superficial reasons to please and be validated.”
The Weeknd continued to explain that the increasingly bandaged-look fits into his character’s storyline as he pushes on to “heightened levels of danger and absurdity as his tale goes on.” He commented on the idea “that being attractive isn’t important to me but a compelling narrative is,” fortifying that the series of events was in fact, intentional.
When you remember that “Save Your Tears” music video, in which we see The Weeknd completely cosmetically altered, it all falls down into place. As for whether or not The Weeknd is still in character, he leaves fans guessing with the response: “I don’t know. I’d have to ask him.”