More Than Just a Show

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Amber Syed – Scene Editor

This Super Bowl produced one of the most unique halftime shows ever seen on any given Sunday. Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd was the man behind the production. Typically, during other halftime performances, other artists join, but The Weeknd took it all on solo.

He was dressed in a red jacket and gloves, which matched all his other crew members. He started off the show with one of his hits “Starboy” while he entered the stage in a convertible.

According to CBS Sports, The Weeknd himself gave millions of dollars to ensure the show turned out exactly how he envisioned.

Many people were able to see the resemblance between the bandaged masks the other crew members wore and the bandage The Weeknd wore after he underwent plastic surgery earlier this year. His performance at the Halftime show was the first time everyone saw the aftermath of his surgery publicly.

He received a lot of criticism for getting plastic surgery done to his face, which is why people think he purposefully made the other dancers with him look like they just came out of surgery. According to Insider, The Weeknd told Variety,  “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 halftime show was unique this year with a message for everyone to consider.