The Weeknd hits back at claims his new HBO series, IdolThere is a problem in production.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 rolling stone published a lengthy article claiming that the show – with pleasure Sam Levinson – “wildly, sickeningly off track” in terms of chaotic schedules, over-budget and last-minute script changes and overhauls of scenes of violence and sex, per Entertainment tonight.
The Weeknd — whose real name is Abel Tesfaye — attacked the publication’s coverage by sharing a clip from the series in which his character — a cult leader and self-help guru named Tedros — blasted the Magazines “do not matter”.
In the clip, Tedros sits comfortably next to pop star Jocelyn, played by Lily-Rose Depp, as her publicist (played by Dan Levy) suggests a photoshoot for the magazine.
With this suggestion, Tedros said, “rolling stone? Are they a little irrelevant? Then he pulls out his phone and compares the store’s Instagram and Jocelyn’s follower counts.
“rolling stone With 6 million followers on Instagram, half of them are probably bots. Jocelyn has 78 million followers and I think it’s all true. So, she took a picture, tagged them, and they got her following.more money for rolling stone, Jocelyn has nothing. “
“Jocelyn is a lot of things,” Levy’s character retorts.
“Not here rolling stone“, Tedros sarcastically said.
The magazine’s statement comes after the show’s original director, Amy Seimetz, left the series and several episodes were allegedly canceled entirely for having too many “female perspectives,” according to Asia. Burr’s statement, by wait.
Several trailers have been released for the series, which is expected to premiere sometime in 2023, although no specific date has been announced.