Since around February this year, for reasons we don't entirely understand, fans have been joking about giving Canadian pop queen Carly Rae Jepsen a sword. The sword meme began in January. As SPIN reports, "a Tumblr post from the 'Sword Lesbian Opinions' account went viral with a deadpan text post connecting the 'Call Me Maybe' star to the lore of what otherwise seems like a fairly-archaic medieval weapon."
The Give Carly Rae Jepsen a Sword Movement Gains Momentum. But Will it Succeed?— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) February 25, 2018
(•_•)— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) May 18, 2018
( (> CARLY RAE JEPSEN
<) )> A SWORD
Since the Tumblr post went viral, numerous photoshopped pics of the pop star holding a sword have surfaced on the Internet. Many fans have been petitioning for the singer to perform her hit song from her album E.MO.TION, "Cut to the Feeling" while holding the weapon in her hand, as the lyrics somehow connect with the idea.
Queen Carly Rae Jepsen returns with her sword pic.twitter.com/9TBlegz820— taelor the gayfer (@taetaetbh) August 4, 2018
Well, friends, dream no more. Fans have finally fulfilled their mission, and Carly Rae has fulfilled their meme prophecy at Lollapalooza in Chicago.
What makes me happy about this is:— Atom Heart Mother. (@TheSteelyHan) August 5, 2018
1. A lot of people in the audience had swords
2. She didn’t question it and knew to take the sword
3. Carly Rae Jepsen now has a sword https://t.co/bzD4yLkv1n
Without question, the artist grabs the inflatable sword from the audience, exclaiming, "Oh yeah! A Sword!" And, yes, she was indeed singing "Cut to the Feeling." Watch the full video below.
CARLY RAE JEPSEN HAS RECEIVED HER SWORD!!! THEY FINALLY GAVE HER A SWORD!!!!! pic.twitter.com/v6r3f8EXar— nick (@cuttothefeelin) August 4, 2018
Naturally, Twitter went wild. Here are some of the best triumphant reactions to Carly Rae Jepsen finally wielding her sword:
WE FOR REAL GAVE CARLY RAE JEPSEN A SWORD pic.twitter.com/EqlCwRg90v— Melmet Vilkman (@JMHarenchar) August 4, 2018
Illustration of Joan of Arc with raised sword (Frank E. Schoonover, 1918) // Carly Rae Jepsen (Lollapalooza, 2018) pic.twitter.com/C8aIkK659P— eft (@ericfloyd) August 5, 2018
SOMEONE HELD UP A SIGN THAT SAYS “GIVE CARLY RAE JEPSEN A SWORD” DURING HER SET AT LOLLAPALOOZA AND SHE STARTED GIGGLING WHILE SINGING SJSKDKDKDKSKSKAKD pic.twitter.com/eckNrVXcOv— nick (@cuttothefeelin) August 4, 2018
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