AMAs 2020: The Weeknd's 'mummified' look with a bandaged face turns into a meme
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The 2020 edition of the American Music Awards took place on November 22. It was hosted by Taraji P. Henson at The Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles keeping the COVID-19 protocols in place.

However, it was The Weeknd, who turned heads with his ‘mummified’ face covered in bandages at the musical awards night.

AMAs 2020: The Weeknd's 'mummified' look with a bandaged face turns into a meme
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According to a report by ELLE, The Weeknd was sending a message based on his album “After Hours” – warning people against drunk driving—and visibly showing what kind of injuries can happen when drunk driving leads to car accidents.

AMAs 2020: The Weeknd's 'mummified' look with a bandaged face turns into a meme
Photo by AFP

The AMAs celebrate top music artistes across multiple genres and headline performances by performers.

Leading into the event with eight nominations, the singer-songwriter whose original name is Abel Tesfaye accepted awards for favourite male artist soul/R&B, favourite album in the same category titled "After Hours", and favourite song “Heartless”.

AMAs 2020: The Weeknd's 'mummified' look with a bandaged face turns into a meme
Photo by AFP

Earlier this year, the Canadian singer headlined for donating a whopping 500,000 USD to organisations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

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