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Gather Round, All, And We Will Tell You Why Everyone's Freaking Out Now That Carly Rae Jepsen Has A Sword

Gives "Cut to the Feeling" a whole new meaning.

Posted on August 5, 2018, at 5:01 p.m. ET

This is Carly Rae Jepsen.

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This is a sword.

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And now Carly Rae Jepsen has one and this is a big deal.

WE FOR REAL GAVE CARLY RAE JEPSEN A SWORD

Many of you may be asking whyyyyy this matters? Gather around. We're about to tell you a story.

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Once upon a time — back in January of this year — a meme was born.

It all started when the Sword Lesbian Opinions Tumblr account laid it out, loud and clear: "petition to give Carly Rae Jepsen a sword."

"i like her and think she should have one," read the post.

And honestly, why not? Fans were on board and just like that, a meme was born.

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An army of fans gathered online to discuss giving their queen the weapon.

║\ ║▒\ ║▒▒\ ║░▒║ ║░▒║give ║░▒║carly ║░▒║rae ║░▒║jepsen ║░▒║a ║░▒║ sword ║░▒║ ▓▓▓▓ [█▓] [█▓] [█▓] [█▓]

Art was created.

Plans were devised.

i'm gonna melt all the guns and turn them into swords and then give the swords to carly rae jepsen

This was a movement.

no cops at pride just carly rae jepsen and her sword

But would they succeed?

The Give Carly Rae Jepsen a Sword Movement Gains Momentum. But Will it Succeed?

Momentum was building. In April, a Twitter account was created to call out the injustice on a daily basis.

And then, on Aug. 4, 2018, during the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, thanks to the internet, a prophecy was fulfilled.

CARLY RAE JEPSEN HAS RECEIVED HER SWORD!!! THEY FINALLY GAVE HER A SWORD!!!!!

While Jepsen performed the appropriately titled song "Cut to the Feeling," a large, inflatable sword made its way through the crowd, onto the stage, and into her hand.

Like the leader she is, Carly raised the sword above her head while declaring, "Oh yeah, a sword!"

WE FOR REAL GAVE CARLY RAE JEPSEN A SWORD

A truly historic moment.

Illustration of Joan of Arc with raised sword (Frank E. Schoonover, 1918) // Carly Rae Jepsen (Lollapalooza, 2018)

So there you have it. Carly Slay (don't @ me) Jepsen now has her sword.



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