The bandages — and gloves — are off for The Weeknd.
The “Starboy” singer, 30, shocked fans in his new “Save Your Tears” music video by removing the bloodied bandages he’s been sporting throughout his “After Hours” era.
The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, revealed a dramatically altered face with exaggerated prosthetics that appeared to mimic severe plastic surgery — which fans think could be a dig at his famous ex, Bella Hadid.
“Did Bella Hadid get anything for referring The Weeknd to her plastic surgeon?,” one person tweeted. “Is The Weeknd trying to look like Bella Hadid bc I can see it,” another wrote.
A third said, “The Weeknd is definitely bashing Bella Hadid with the whole plastic surgery themes.”
Hadid has repeatedly denied the plastic surgery rumors, as has her mom, Yolanda Hadid. “None of my children have never done fillers or Botox or put anything foreign in their bodies,” the former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star said to a fan in 2019. “They know better after seeing what I went through.”
In “Save Your Tears,” The Weeknd sings, “I saw you dancing in a crowded room / You look so happy when I’m not with you / But then you saw me, caught you by surprise / A single teardrop falling from your eye.”
The former couple started dating in 2015 and broke up in 2016, but got back together in 2017 after the singer had a 10-month fling with Selena Gomez.
In 2019, just a few weeks after they split once again, Hadid and Tesfaye had a run-in at Catch One nightclub. The model reportedly left after her ex showed up, which could be the incident he refers to in the song.
However, fans are divided about whether “Save Your Tears” is about Hadid or Gomez; some claim to hear him whisper the latter’s name in the middle of the song, and believe the woman in the music video to be Gomez’s doppelgänger. Coincidentally, Gomez released a song called “Crowded Room” earlier this year.
No matter the motivation, it’s clear that The Weeknd is making a statement about Hollywood’s beauty standards.