People Are Dunking On The Weeknd For Insensitive Tweets During The Ukranian Invasion

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The world is pretty chaotic right now. Not only are we still in a pandemic, with many countries not having access to enough vaccines, there’s also the issue of Russia invading Ukraine. But despite all that’s going on, The Weeknd thought it was the perfect time to make share some personal news.

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In a series of tweets, the singer began hyping up his fans for a big announcement. “LET’S GOOOOOOOO,” the 32-year-old excitedly posted on Wednesday.

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Of course, this would usually be fine, but for some users, The Weeknd’s tweet appeared at the same time that news of Russia’s attack on Ukraine broke. This prompted many users to respond to the tweet, calling out the singer for his less than ideal timing.

Some Twitter users shared screenshots of their timelines and notifications to prove their points.

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This week, several explosions rocked Ukraine, as Russia invaded the country, targeting airports, residential areas, and points of military operations. As the crisis worsens, millions of lives are at risk and countless Ukrainians are now being forced to flee their homes in search of safety.

This attack and everything else happening in the world made The Weeknd’s tweet feel flippant to many users.

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The singer eventually posted another tweet, apologizing for his timing.

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“Unfortunately I’m just now seeing what’s happening with the conflict and will pause on tomorrow’s announcement. I pray for everyone’s safety,” he wrote.


It’s still unclear what the singer’s announcement was supposed to be, but fans thought it could have something to do with the upcoming HBO show he’s producing.

He released an album, Dawn FM, on January 7.