You may have been hearing some The Weeknd weight gain rumours. Well, rest assured, they’re just that. The Blinding Lights singer has become the latest victim of celebrity trolling, earning him a new nickname.

The internet can be quick to jump on rumours of weight gain or loss – just look at how many comments singer Adele received after showing off her lock-down weight loss.

So when an image of Canadian singer The Weeknd appeared online revealing a “20lb weight gain”, Twitter trolls nicknamed him The Month in reference to his perceived ‘wider appearance’.

Are The Weeknd weight gain rumours true?

No, it’s fake news! What really happened is a troll Photoshopped an image of the Blinding Lights singer that made him look as if he’d gained 20lb and stuck it on Reddit. The rest is history!

Here is the original post that has gone viral across social media.

However, many fans are coming to The Weeknd’s defence. The trolling comes not long after people shamed the late Chadwick Boseman for his rapid weight loss that, unbeknown to the public, was due to his battle with cancer. With this in mind, here are just a couple of reactions:

How The Weeknd became The Month

The meme has sparked threads on Twitter:

So what if he did gain a bit of weight, though, right?

Gone are the days of fat-shaming; self-love has taken its place and we’re here for it! Celebs such as Lizzo and Jack Black own their bodies and are advocates for self-love because, at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.

If you have issues regarding body image seek help with your GP. Remember, all that matters is that you’re happy and healthy.

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