While some of us may covet internet fame, it doesn't always end up exactly how you'd like. Holden Nowell, the shirtless guy in Carly Rae Jepsen's 2012 "Call Me By Your Name" music video, has come forward with some not-so-flattering statements about the experience.
"It's what people began to recognize me as and know me as, and it was only that," Nowell told iHeartRadio.ca. "I was always the 'Call Me Maybe' guy, everywhere I went, and after awhile I got really sick of hearing that." Nowell didn't like the fact that his character in the music video was supposed to kiss a guy. He said that he wouldn't do it, "especially for $500," and he supposedly asked to give a man his number in the video instead.
"I didn't like being known as 'the gay guy' in the 'Call Me Maybe' video," he said. "It was just something I wasn't used to." Sorry hot shirtless guy, you don't have my sympathy.
The viral music video, which launched Jepsen into music fame, left Nowell relatively unknown outside of the video. Nowell and Jepsen don't keep in touch - he doesn't "have anything positive to say about Carly Rae."
Yeah, Nowell? You may want to, ahem, cut to the feeling of moving on.