WATCH: Darren Criss sings out against DOMA at GLAAD Media Awards
Los Angeles, CA -
Darren Criss, who plays Blaine on Fox's Glee, sang a gay rights version of Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe during Saturday's 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
Before introducing host Drew Barrymore, Criss explained to the audience that Jepsen had texted him to play her song.
"Guys, I was going to play a very, you know, poignant jazz standard but then I got a text from my friend Carly Rae Jepsen and she said you have to sing the original lyrics to my song. I was like, 'I don't think that's very appropriate for this event.' And she said, 'No, no, no. The original lyrics are a lot better than what's on the radio now. Just play it.' So, I'm just following her rules here."
Criss then sang his version of Call Me Maybe.
"We still wish we could go; The law said don't ask, don't tell; Then we watched as it fell; It's a brand new day; So, now I have a new wish; Two guys, two chicks they can kiss and feel that true wedding bliss; 'Cause it's a brand new day; You start proposing, feel that big emotion for life-long devotion; This is where we're going baby."
"Hey, hey Supreme Court we say no; Hey, so goodbye DOMA, and so long Prop 8; Send out your invites for the wedding day; So long DOMA, and goodbye Prop 8."
Criss added that the lyrics worked perfectly for the event.