While the internet is often used as a platform for hate and negativity, when used correctly it can bring us some profound moments like say, I dunno, maybe Carly Rae Jepsen finally receiving her freaking sword at Lollapalooza.
For those who don’t understand what the hell this means, here’s a quick little recap. Back in January, a Tumblr post titled “Petition to give Carly Rae Jepsen a sword” went viral. The post was written by Tumblr user @swordlesbianopinions who insisted that the singer be given a sword because “I like her, and I think she should have one.”
Fair call, aye.
From this one post, a bunch of other posts, petitions and fan art transpired in the hopes of Jepsen being gifted with a sword one day.
Fans ~finally~ had their wish granted at Lollapalooza on Saturday, August 4 as some legendary festival-goer rocked up with an inflatable sword and passed it up to the singer as she was performing.
CARLY RAE JEPSEN HAS RECEIVED HER SWORD!!! THEY FINALLY GAVE HER A SWORD!!!!! pic.twitter.com/v6r3f8EXar— nick (@cuttothefeelin) August 4, 2018
The ‘Cut to the Feeling’ songstress shared an Instagram post about the blessed occasion including an illustration of her with a sword and captioned it:
“Thanks @ghostlygooberfor the artwork and thanks to you loves for the sword. Didn’t know I needed it. But I totally needed it. Just like to knight my fav people- that’s all.”
Naturally, the internet has been filled with a plethora of posts to honour the fulfilment of the prophecy.
NO COPS AT LOLLA JUST CARLY RAE JEPSEN AND HER SWORD pic.twitter.com/EFaLSBCdvJ— aud future (@audreyyyj) August 5, 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
THE WORLD HAS BEEN SAVED BY CARLY RAE JEPSEN AND HER SWORD pic.twitter.com/fLjOvfF7bL— kyle (@neinkyle) August 4, 2018
carly rae jepsen will defeat thanos with her sword pic.twitter.com/DXsyZkg7Nj— adam (@_adam_17) August 5, 2018
Carly Rae Jepsen got a sword and cut my depression right in half— uǝʌǝʇs (@emoswaggy) August 5, 2018
Someone finally gave carly rae jepsen a sword I've been pushing this meme for so long and it finally happened oh my god— rap game Carly Rae Jepsen ???? (@nicksparks94) August 5, 2018
Now that Carly Rae Jepsen has her sword will we finally get an album? pic.twitter.com/Hid3nyhUUr— Carly Delay Jepsen (@Neil_McNeil) August 5, 2018
carly rae jepsen with a sword is probably one of the most powerful images i've ever seen….— g (@vaItersin) August 1, 2018
me when carly rae jepsen finally got her sword pic.twitter.com/IWEQf0D5Bk— NShel (@lil_swag) August 5, 2018
Yeah sex is cool but have you ever heard Carly Rae Jepsen yell "OH YEAH, A SWORD!!!"— Slipknot In 1999 (@James_Boss17) August 5, 2018