Was The Weeknd lost during Super Bowl 2021? Memes abound after halftime

Somebody get The Weeknd a compass.

Twitter erupted in memes during his live Super Bowl 2021 halftime performance, in which The Weeknd appeared to get bewilderingly lost in a complex tunnel-like maze within the stands.

The “Blinded by the Lights” singer, who shocked fans purely by showing up at Raymond James Stadium with a completely normal-looking face, said before the show he would be using the whole field during his performance.

And while the finale did have him dancing goal-post-to-goal-post with an army of bandaged-up lookalikes, it was the labyrinth-like scene that really captured social media’s attention — thus giving the Super Bowl its official 2021 meme moment.

Jokes ensued of The Weeknd, 30, appearing to get lost in the tunnel — admittedly part of his bit, but perhaps too earnest for the likes of Twitter.

The Weeknd appearing lost in a tunnel became an instant meme from the 2021 Super Bowl halftime show.
The Weeknd appearing lost in a tunnel became an instant meme from the 2021 Super Bowl halftime show.
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“When you lost and your friend says they’ll meet you at the Ferris wheel at a festival,” wrote one triggered user. Others remembered other relatable moments from pre-COVID times.

The multi-faceted entertainer decided his own face was good enough for his big gig, rather than the odd prosthetics and makeup he’s been donning throughout his latest album’s release.

During his sultry “50 Shades of Grey” anthem “Earned It,” the stage lit up his now-signature porn ‘stache. That’s about the most dramatic thing that happened to the singer’s ever-changing face during halftime, though.

Still, The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, did wear his trademark red suit: A snazzy, sparkling number designed by Givenchy.



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