The Weeknd Reveals the Meaning Behind Full-Face Bandages During Super Bowl Halftime Show
By Movieguide® Staff
For better or for worse, the Super Bowl halftime show always manages to turn heads, garner criticism, or leave audiences confused as to what they witnessed.
Leading up to The Weeknd’s performance at the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show, many people speculated on the meaning behind the artist’s full-face bandages worn in performances and photos before Super Bowl Sunday.
In an exclusive interview with Variety during a break from the Super Bowl show’s rehearsals, The Weeknd offered insight into his costume choice.
“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 Weeknd said.
With his newest release, “Save your Tears,” The Weeknd claims that the message is about a larger narrative.
“It’s all a progression and we watch The Character’s storyline hit heightened levels of danger and absurdity as his tale goes on,” The Weeknd said. “I suppose you could take that being attractive isn’t important to me but a compelling narrative is.”
Behind the music and the dramatized narrative, The Weeknd’s observation about the nature of vanity in Hollywood plays a role in the larger identity crisis, which plagues not only celebrities, but everyone.
However, there is good news for the man whose identity rests in Christ’s work on the cross.
Colossians 3:1-3 reads: “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.”
This Scripture reminds us that we do not need to get caught up in the rat race of celebrity influence and vanity. Instead, we can rest in God’s promises that He is enough for us. There is no need to trouble our minds, for He gives us everything we need.