Call Me Maybe singer speaks out for gay equality

Carly Rae Jepsen says about same-sex marriage: 'I’ve grown up knowing it’s just the way things should be.'

Call Me Maybe singer speaks out for gay equality
19 May 2012

Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, famous for megahit Call Me Maybe, has spoken out for gay equality.

In the Call Me Maybe video, which has over 66 million hits on YouTube, the pop princess ends up losing the boy-next-door of her dreams to another guy.

During an interview with Time magazine, the Canadian Idol star admitted she did not think up the twist for her popular video.

She said: ‘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.’

When asked about same-sex marriage, Jepsen said: ‘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!’

Call Me Maybe reached the number one position in Australia, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and her native Canada.

In the United States, it reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 to make it one of the most commercially successful hits of 2012.

Watch Call Me Maybe here: 



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