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The Weeknd’s Disturbing Dialogue In X-Rated New Series Horrifies Viewers

The Weeknd has horrified The Idol viewers with his disturbing dialogue in an X-rated scene.
Credit: HBO

Fans of The Weeknd were left horrified by his explicit dialogue during a s** scene in a new X-rated TV series.

Abel Tesfaye, known by his stage name The Weeknd, has achieved success both as a musician and an actor.

With his unique blend of R&B, pop, and electronic music, he has become a highly acclaimed artist, and he has now stepped into the world of acting with HBO’s The Idol.

The ‘Blinding Lights’ hitmaker plays the character of Tedros Tedros, an enigmatic club owner and cult leader – whose dialogue in one particular scene left many viewers horrified.

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The Canadian pop star has made waves with the provocative content and graphic s** scenes featured in the HBO series, which he co-created.

In a particular scene from the show’s second episode, Tedros, fully clothed, instructs Jocelyn, played by Lily-Rose Depp – who is naked and wearing a blindfold – to fulfil his s**ual fantasies while he watches from a distance.

At one point, he uses explicit language: telling her to ‘f***in’ stretch that tiny, little p****’.

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Viewers immediately took to Twitter to express their shock, with some stating that they will never look at The Weeknd the same way again.

One viewer tweeted: “I will never see The Weeknd the same after this.”

Another expressed discomfort, saying: “He definitely gives me the ick after that episode.”

Some fans pointed out that while The Weeknd’s songs have explicit lyrics, hearing similar statements in the context of the show was a different experience.

The Weeknd as Tedros Tedros in The Idol
Fans of The Weeknd were left horrified by his explicit dialogue during a s** scene in HBO’s The Idol. Credit: HBO

The scene left some viewers shocked, while others found humour in it.

One person responded with laughter, saying: “I busted laughing at this scene, wtf. Lol.”

Another jokingly remarked: “S** appeal on negative, I’m crying.”

A Twitter user even compared the dialogue to content found on fan fiction websites, saying: “What type of Wattpad x AO3 dialogue is this??”

The Weeknd had previously shared the challenges of balancing his music career with his role as Tedros.

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He experienced a terrifying incident in September where he lost his voice during a concert at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

The ‘I Can’t Feel My Face’ singer expressed his frustration to fans, explaining: “This is killing me, I don’t want to stop the show but I can’t give you the concert I want to give you right now.”

Despite the challenges, The Weeknd continued filming for the HBO show and is currently on his After Hours Til Dawn Tour across Europe.

The Idol can be watched on HBO and Sky Atlantic.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.