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    “None Of This Is A Surprise”: Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye Is Least Bothered With The Negative Criticism Of ‘The Idol’

    ‘The Idol’ created a lot of buzz in tinsel town even before its release. It stars Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp. The series landed in trouble even before it was released to the public. The production and crew members alleged that there was a lot of tension on the sets of the show. After Amy Seimetz left the show, the narrative became borderline p****graphic.

    Along with the unnecessary s*****ization of Lily Rose-Depp’s character, Jocelyn, people are hating The Weeknd’s Tedros. Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, plays Tedros, an LA club owner who is secretly also running a cult. Apart from Tedros’ appearance, his approach to creating art by undergoing pain is creepy. The pain is not about striving for the art by perfecting the craft, but by inducing pain through s***** bondage and fetishes. However, the singer is not fazed by the negative criticism the series is receiving.

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    The Weeknd Is Not Discouraged By The Criticism Of ‘The Idol’

    The singer is not fazed by the criticism that 'The Idol' is receiving
    The singer is not fazed by the criticism that ‘The Idol’ is receiving

    Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye is in a very tricky and professionally fulfilling time of his life. Currently, he is on the Europe leg of his ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ tour while promoting his HBO documentary ‘The Weeknd: Live at SoFi Stadium.’ Amidst all of this, he is soaking up all the criticism for his latest show, ‘The Idol.’

    During an interview with Variety, when the interviewer asked him whether he was fazed by the negative criticism of the show, he said, “No, no, that [was] very much expected.” He continued, “We’re playing with genres with this show; we’re doing exactly what we wanted to do, and none of this is a surprise.”

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    The Artist Thinks The Show Gives A Window To The Viewers To Witness Fame

    Lily-Rose Depp in 'The Idol'
    Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn shooting for ‘Freak’ video song in the first episode of ‘The Idol’

    During the interview, Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye emphasized how the show helps viewers understand what fame entails. He continued, “It’s almost educational that this is what comes with being incredibly famous. You’re surrounded by people whose true intentions you don’t know, even if they appear to be good. You just never know.”

    Abel referenced one of the characters from the show to explain how the show is portraying characters who are brutal yet honest. He added, “Nothing is worse than a yes-man, especially when you have a bunch of yes-men around you.”

    The Weeknd said, “And when you see a character like Nikki [Katz, Jocelyn’s record label executive], who’s not a yes-man, she might seem like a bad person, but then you kind of like her for being honest. So it’s a very complicated situation for Jocelyn.”

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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