Carly Rae Jepsen and Mark Kanemura. | Photo: Mark Kanemura / Instagram
There’s no doubt Carly Rae Jepsen is a queer icon.
She regularly performs at various Prides around the world, famously canceled a boy scouts tour to protest their gay ban, featured a gay storyline in her most recognizable song and, well, have you heard her album Emotions?
But she’s elevating her queer icon status even further by having ex-Gaga dancer Mark Kanemura join her on stage while performing her hit-song Cut to the Feeling.
It all started when Kanemura started lip syncing to the song over a year ago.
He was obsessed.
So much so that he made numerous music videos featuring rainbow-filled outfits.
But everything changed when he made his most viral video to the song in June this year. In the video – which now has more than 1.3 million views on Instagram – he throws off a series of short wigs to reveal a long, flowing rainbow weave.
He also whips out a fan and then has one final gag featuring a Sasha Velour-style confetti reveal under his wig.
So when Carly Rae invited him on stage at her San Fransisco concert last night, he recreated the routine, with some added extras.
Gay YouTuber Tyler Oakley posted a clip of the video to Twitter and people are going crazy for it all over again.
Watch the fabulous video:
20gayteen is truly something else pic.twitter.com/SL9bM2IKuL
— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) 11 August 2018
Mark Kanemura also took to Instagram with a sweet video featuring the Call Me Maybe singer.
‘Hey friends,’ he says in the video. ‘So I have a special guest that would like to say Happy Cut to the Feeling Friday.’
He swings the camera around and Carly Rae Jepsen beams: ‘Happy Cut to the Feeling Friday!’
What a cute little couple!
In June this year, the straight Call Me Maybe actor who played the gay character said he doesn’t like being known as the gay guy.
In an interview, Holden Nowell said: ‘I was always the ‘Call Me Maybe’ guy, everywhere I went. After a while, I got really sick of hearing that.’
‘The fact that they had to make me gay at the end of the video,’ he said. ‘It was all very… I didn’t like being known as the gay guy in the Call Me Maybe video.’
Originally, the video was going to end with him kissing the other guy. Instead, he gave him his number and that change came from Nowell.
‘I was like, “I’m going to be completely honest with you. I’m not going to kiss a guy, especially for $500”.
‘I said: “I really don’t think I’m comfortable kissing a guy for a music video.”’