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“Call Me Maybe” Sensation Carly Rae Jepsen: “I Have So Many Gay Friends That I Love”

“Call Me Maybe” has gone viral, and could be the song of the summer. It’s gone gay-viral too, with an alarming number of lip-dub videos (some of which don’t seem to know the lyrics).

People might do well to realize the budding pop sensation behind it, though: 26-year-old Canadian Idol upstart Carly Rae Jepsen, whose actual video for the song has a surprise gay twist at the end—and a ridiculously hot model throughout.

Time magazine’s Dan Macsai chatted with her about the gay twist and her love of the LGBTs:

In the “Call Me Maybe” music video, the boy-next-door you’re chasing ultimately gives his number to another guy. Why’d you make that choice?
I’d love to take credit, but it was totally my director’s idea. We both knew we wanted the ending to be fun and unpredictable, and when I read that idea, I loved it. It just seemed so perfect.
It also won over a lot of fans at a time when gay rights are a white-hot issue in the U.S. Do you support same-sex marriage?
You know, acceptance has never even been a question to me. I’ve grown up knowing it’s just the way things should be. When we shot the “Call Me Maybe” video, we weren’t even thinking the ending was not normal. I have so many gay friends that I love. It’s a regular thing. And if my video is encouraging that mind frame with other children and other people—well, it’s about time, I guess!
Another celebrity ally in our pocket, huh. What do you think—Is Carly a new gay fave? Or are you waiting until she performs at Vancouver Pride to give her that honor?
On:           May 21, 2012
    • joseph

      to Vancouver!

      May 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • William

      Loved the ending. She is influencing a ton of children, this will only help spread equality and normalcy.

      May 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones


      Surprisingly I first saw this video on the Family Channel (the Canadian Disney channel) just after A.N.T Farm, and before Good Luck Charlie.

      May 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MarkG

      I still like the version on you tube from the all the cute GG20 boys!! :)

      May 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      The male model in her video is Holden Nowell.

      May 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan Michaluk

      If you’re good looking but your not into her you must be gay?..thats the gay slur she’s throwing at straight guys…she sounds alot like Miley…til her boyfriend dumped her…

      May 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan

      @Alan Michaluk: Where did you pull this illogical statement from?

      May 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hannah

      Nowell Holden is so sexy!

      May 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hannah

      I mean Holden Nowell!! ADORABLE!

      May 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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