The Number Of Fans Who Showed Up To This Carly Rae Jepsen Event Will Depress You

Carly Rae Jepsen Davids Tea January 2014

Carly Rae Jepsen was recently cast to play Cinderella on Broadway — to the horror of one Sarah Hyland – but her life these days is starting to look more like a reverse rags-to-riches tale. Yesterday Carly hosted an event at Davids Tea in Yorkdale Mall in Toronto, Canada. The number of fans that showed up to see her, as reported by The Daily Mail, might give you a case of the saddies. If you’re not familiar with the saddies, it’s that thing you feel when you witness a celebrity’s fame slipping through their fingers. Are you ready to hear the number? Leave now if you don’t want to be depressed.

The number is 20. Now, I wasn’t there so I don’t know what the circumstances were around who was allowed in or whether there were spots reserved in advance or if it was just a free-for-all. But as someone who’s had to maneuver around a winding line of teenager girls waiting to see a punk band I’d never heard of at the mall, I would have expected a bigger turnout for Carly Rae Jepsen, especially since she’s Canadian. Show some love for your people, Canada! (Except Justin Bieber.)

The event was part of the Cup of Warmth campaign, which aids hunger relief charities by donating a cup of tea to charity for each cup sold in their store. Their goal is to donate 30,000 cups of tea to local shelters. That’s a pretty big goal, so I’m betting they wanted a lot of people to show up. So what gives, Toronto? You can’t take a few minutes away from shopping to drink a cuppa and support one of your greatest musical exports of the 21st century? For shame!

Carly Rae posed with a few of the fans around a sign reading “Steep Me Maybe.” Haaaa, clever. If you look deep into Carly’s eyes, you can see her starting to write the song “Come to My Event, Maybe, No Seriously Please Somebody Show Up, I Can Feel Myself Falling Off the Face of the Earth, Help!”

(Photo: Instagram)

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    • AEM

      She toured in spring 2013, but the tour ended just before summer. She didn’t attend any awards shows and did not get any support from her manager Scooter Braun’s typical name-dropping in his tweets in 2nd half of 2013. In addition, when June started, it has been all Miley, Katy, and Gaga. Basically, no one cares about Carly, but I do know she is writing music with Sia (from Sia’s Dec twitter), so Carly may have an album out in late 2014. Scooter should have tweeted some verses from Carly’s new album to get fans interested.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        It’ll be interesting to see what happens when she does Cinderella.

      • Jenni

        For a few minutes I let myself forget that was happening!

      • http://twitter.com/titledivine Madeline Raynor

        I think her fame slipping away is the REASON she got stunt-cast in Cinderella.

      • http://twitter.com/titledivine Madeline Raynor

        I think her fame slipping away is the reason she got stunt-cast in Cinderella.

    • Bradley S.

      I think that it is too soon for her to branch out. I could be wrong, but I’d like to see her solidify her music career. With her success on YouTube.com and her presence on sites like MusicUNited.com it only makes sense that she shore up her fan base first.

    • http://thekimberlydiaries.com/ the kimberly diaries

      Show some love for your people, Canada! (Except Justin Bieber.)

      lol ZING!

      • Jill O’Rourke

        It’s a very important exception to make.

    • Ria

      Well, it is really really cold in those parts right now so maybe they’re not venturing out much, eh? Or, she actually only has 20 fans.

    • Guest

      I think her fame slipping away is WHY she got stunt-cast in Cinderella.

    • CG

      The weirdest part of the DailyMail article is that they describe her skin as “flowing”.

      • Jenni

        HAHA! This is why the Daily Mail is my favorite site. There’s always one adjective in a each article used incorrectly.

      • CG

        They seriously do! It’s the weirdest thing. I would love to watch their editors/writers proofread.

      • Jenni

        I think you’d be waiting around for awhile to watch that…

    • isabella

      As someone who lives not too far from Yorkdale, I had no idea whatsoever that this was happening! And plus, weather he has been horrible so I doubt anyone would want to leave their house let alone for Carly Rae. If it was Benedict Cumberbatch…….

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