The Weeknd cut off his hair, and Twitter is losing it

The Weeknd cut off his hair, and Twitter is losing it

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The palm tree, the tsunami, the unidentified follicular object—whatever you called The Weeknd’s signature ’do, it’s gone.

Last night, Abel Tesfaye announced his new album, Starboy, the follow-up to 2015’s Beauty Behind the Madness, with a snippet of the title track, a collaboration with Daft Punk. Predictably, the Internet was more occupied by the elephant in the room—or, perhaps, the elephant missing from The Weeknd’s head.

Some people were in sheer disbelief:

Others plain didn’t like it:

But, for the most part, fans seemed to embrace the change:

Some interpreted the haircut as a good omen for the new record:

Inevitably, some people wondered whether he was still the man they thought they knew:

Real fans immediately asked the tough question: what’s being done with all that hair?

Others got philosophical: what does the haircut really mean for all of us?

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