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Toronto Artist The Weeknd Releases New Content, Causes Existential National Identity Crisis
It happened with 'Sharknado' and it's happening again

Toronto musician The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) just released his music video for “Belong to the World,” a track off his upcoming album Kiss Land. The video is 8-minutes-long, is directed by Anthony Mandler, features Abel “trapped in a dark, mysterious dystopia,” and, oh yeah, you can’t watch it in Canada.

This marks the third time in a month we’ve been left in the dark and excluded from a media spectacle simply because of our Canadian IP address: first Andrew W.K.’s 24-hour drum stunt, then Sharknado (excuse me – #Sharknado), and now this? I expected it from the Americans, The Weeknd, but not from you.

In the era of Chipotle-Canada (clearly the tipping point in our Americanized identity), Hulu and MTV’s restrictive viewing policies have served as the only recent reminder that us Canucks aren’t true burrito-flingin’ ‘Muricans after all.

It’s all right though – we Torontonians still have the Drizzy-approved PARTYNEXTDOOR.

[via Pitchfork]

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Jeremy Schipper is an intern at Toronto Standard. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeromeoschipps.

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