The Weeknd cut off his hair, and Twitter is losing it
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.
ALBUM PRE ORDER AND SINGLE : STARBOY FT. DAFT PUNK: https://t.co/LZqp1rFBnd pic.twitter.com/bjMA1QG4mK
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) September 22, 2016
The Weeknd done finally cut his hair y'all ? pic.twitter.com/0bw2a576PB
— Calypso Beso ? (@Shes_TheBestYo) September 22, 2016
Some people were in sheer disbelief:
First Brangelina split up, now The Weeknd cut his hair WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE WORLD?????????????
— Aartina (@allthingsabel) September 21, 2016
The Weeknd cut his hair!??? pic.twitter.com/1FfZaRRrHJ
— Mosa with an 'o' (@IamDivinity_) September 22, 2016
Others plain didn’t like it:
omg why did the weeknd cut all his hair off ? he looks weird
— GG (@gemgems_xo) September 22, 2016
The Weeknd cut his hair?
All I have to say is Lil Wayne better not be next.
— JuiceayeJ. ? (@TalulaLouise) September 22, 2016
But, for the most part, fans seemed to embrace the change:
The Weeknd cut off all of his hair and I don't think I've ever been this happy.
— chels (@doctorchelsE) September 22, 2016
I like the weeknd's new look. Better than the tarantula hair
— O.B.A #VisexVirtue3 (@deejayvise) September 22, 2016
The Weeknd has cut his hair so he doesn't look like Cynthia from the Rugrats?? seems to be getting just as much attention as his new collab pic.twitter.com/UWoapa40sp
— Capital South Coast (@CapSouthCoast) September 22, 2016
When you realize @theweeknd is still dropping albums like a pill and with his new haircut he surpasses daddy level 100 #starboy pic.twitter.com/DzgCM6XOzf
— ᴘɪɴᴋ + ᴡʜɪᴛᴇ (@HooliganPink) September 21, 2016
.@theweeknd Nice hair.
— Norm Kelly (@norm) September 21, 2016
Some interpreted the haircut as a good omen for the new record:
The Weeknd cut his hair… he's about to drop some heat
— BLOND? (@Josh_ASAP_WG) September 21, 2016
The WEEKND cut his hair, we about to get a fire album
— NIECEY (@DaRealNiecey) September 21, 2016
The weeknd is up to something, cut his hair, wiped his instagram clean. I have faith in you. #starboy
— Christopher, The Lit (@christopherfu10) September 21, 2016
Inevitably, some people wondered whether he was still the man they thought they knew:
@letstweetbro @theweeknd let's not talk about that ??? is he even the weeknd without the crazy hair?
— lena ☾ (@lenakz_) September 22, 2016
So since The Weeknd cut his hair is he now The Week since his ends are gone?
— Leslie Navarro (@lely_787) September 22, 2016
The Weeknd cut his hair? Now how am I gonna describe him to my parents when they say "who's that"??
— Aaron Stewart (@aaronsaurusrex_) September 22, 2016
if The Weeknd cut his hair, we gonn call him MidWeek
— KehvinQ (@kevin_qutha) September 22, 2016
Real fans immediately asked the tough question: what’s being done with all that hair?
Legend has it that The Weeknd's hair has been planted in soil to blossom into a beautiful tree ?✨ https://t.co/HdliNjWmMf
— Spicyjeev (@Jeevious) September 21, 2016
The Weeknd's hair looks like it just went solo.
— arya snark (@RSYLS) September 22, 2016
Others got philosophical: what does the haircut really mean for all of us?
The Weeknd cut his hair
What more proof do you need that 2016 is the year to settle down?
— $inatra (@_Jedi758) September 21, 2016
the weeknd cut his hair. this is a sign that the world is ending.
— campbell (@tokuleforschool) September 22, 2016