With His New Look, Some Fans Think The Weeknd Is Back To Release A Bachata Album
It’s only Wednesday, but we’re waiting for The Weeknd to make an appearance. Yes, *that* Weeknd because in case you’ve been living under a rock, the Canadian singer and songwriter made his first red carpet appearance since splitting with model Bella Hadid, and he’s basically unrecognizable.
Don’t get us wrong, he still looks handsome but this just isn’t The Weeknd we’re used to. He was rocking new ‘stache, people!
And because the internet is undefeated, the memes quickly came rolling in about The Weeknd and his new look.
The Weeknd was seen at the Toronto Film Festival on Monday night, he was there for the premiere of Adam Sandler’s film Uncut Gems, where he makes a feature film debut. According to Complex, people are attributing the new vibe to his recent breakup with Hadid, which happened last month.
People were quick to compare his new look to that of Nacho Libre, and honestly, where’s the lie? We can’t unsee it.
The resemblance is uncanny. Now we need a Nacho Libre reboot with The Weeknd in it.
Next up on the people whom The Weeknd now resembles… Lionel Richie.
IS IT THE WEEKND YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?
Others thought The Weeknd looked like someone who would be playing The Weeknd in a BET special.
So meta. Mind is blown.
Another Twitter user said the Toronto native resembled American singer and songwriter El DeBarge.
I mean, those ‘staches are pretty identical and we can definitely picture The Weeknd doing his own remix of “Rhythm of the Night.”
See, people are noticing a trend here.
One Twitter user put things into a necessary perspective saying, “a lot of you can’t handle the fact that this is ABEL and not THE WEEKND and it really shows.”
Tbh, she’s right. Who are we to judge what Abel does when The Weeknd is taking a well-deserved break, you know?
Others said that he went from being The Weeknd to “Monday morning.”
Also accurate tbh.
With his new look, The Weeknd could easily release a new salsa album.
Oh, and according to this Twitter user, you can now refer to him as “El Wikén.”
We might even get a Bruno “Marsito” collab that one Twitter user dubbed as “El Fin De Semana En Marte.”
We’re for this collab.
You know what, The Weeknd (aka El Fin De Semana now) might also actually drop a merengue album.
I’d definitely have that on my most-played playlist.
A Twitter user who replied to the original tweet compared him to Wilfrido Vargas.
In case you don’t know who that is, he’s a bandleader, trumpeter, vocalist, and producer who was instrumental in making the merengue style so popular.
If you’re a Princess Diaries fan, then you’ll appreciate this meme poling fun of The Weeknd makeover.
Only Paolo from the Princess Diaries can achieve this transformation, obviously.
Of course, pop culture and entertainment website Bossip took the cake for best headline and best tweet about The Weeknd.
“The Weeknd (aka El Fin De Semana) seemed to have morphed into someone’s young Dominican uncle who runs the hottest club in town while attending the premiere of Crime Comedy-Drama “Uncut Gems” at the star-studded Toronto International Film Festival,” Bossip wrote.
The Weeknd was also seen singing Happy Birthday to Adam Sandler toward the end of the night.
All jokes aside though, we’re glad The Weeknd is trying on new looks and hairstyles. We’ve seen him evolve tremendously over the course of his career, and we’re excited to see what his new chapter brings, maybe some salsa, maybe some merengue, maybe some bachata… who knows.
But we’re still here for it.