The Weeknd just dropped a new music video for his latest single, “Save Your Tears,” and fans can’t help but notice that a certain actor in one scene bears a striking resemblance to his equally famous ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez.
The faux Selena appears at one point in the video, sitting in a director’s chair as though she’s on set waiting for her cue. Her hair is styled in short, voluminous curls with bangs, and fans thought this could be a nod to her look in the video for her song “Dance Again.” The two interact a bit in the video, and we have to agree that the Selena vibes are strong.
Fans took to Twitter and YouTube to share their thoughts on the video and the former relationship between the stars. “The Weeknd put a Selena look like in his music video??? This man is not over Selena Gomez???” wrote one. Others thought the inclusion could be a concrete clue to who the song is actually about. “Now we know that this song is about Selena not Bella … loved how he incorporated Selena’s lookalike,” wrote a YouTube commenter. Others are convinced he whispers Selena’s name in the scene where he asks the actor to dance. Another eagle-eyed fan noticed similarities to a masked woman, and a gown and hairstyle previously worn by Selena. Could there be more than one Sel reference in “Save Your Tears?”
Despite its somewhat sinister undertones, the video gave some fans flashbacks to happier times. “Not me missing The Weeknd Abel and Selena together,” tweeted one. The two dated for nearly a year before splitting in October 2017.
The possible Selena reference is just as striking as the fake plastic surgery the singer sports in the video, giving him extremely exaggerated cheekbones and full lips. This seems to be a reference to the bandages The Weeknd often wore at appearances over the last year. He also makes a dig at the Grammys for his recent snub.
Whether or not the video is actually a reference to Sel and their former love story remains to be seen, but “Save Your Tears” is totally worth watching for all the Easter eggs … even the ones with nothing to do with his past relationships!
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