To be honest, when Maroon 5 released the music video for their new song ‘Sugar’ last week, which saw the band allegedly crash real Weddings to surprise the bride and groom, we were a little bit suspicious.
Some of the reactions seemed ever so slightly OTT and everything looked so shiny and polished, and basically nothing like any wedding that we have ever been to.
For example: There was no crying bridesmaid in sight.
However, when frontman Adam Levine released a gushing statement about how wonderful it was to be a part of the newlyweds’ special day, we thought that maybe we were being a tad too cynical and should just go with the joy and happiness of marriage.
Well, it now transpires that our instinct was right, and the ‘Sugar’ video has now been revealed to be a big, fat, fake.
It all started when one eagle-eyed fan pointed out that one of the ‘brides’ looked an awful lot like America’s Next Top Model contestant, Raina Hein.
Who isn’t married, FYI.
Soon, other people in the video were being pointed out as documented actors and models, with it all coming to a head when Stephen and Barbara Woo, who featured in the video as parents of one of the brides, wrote an open message on Facebook, reading:
“The Buzz on the internet is whether the Maroon 5 ‘Sugar’ music video is real or staged. We played the parents of the Asian bride and yes, everything was staged.
“In fact, all of the weddings were filmed at the same location over a three-day period.
“Sorry for the buzz kill.”
The original video was unveiled last week, and it was directed by the actual director of 2005 film ‘Wedding Crashers’, David Dobkin, for a nice extra touch.
The video kicks off with Adam talking directly to the camera as he explains: “We’re going to drive across L.A. and hit every wedding we possibly can – it’s going to be awesome.”
At each venue, the film crew are seen rushing into the wedding reception to set up a huge white screen whilst the band prepare backstage and ‘wedding guests’ look on in confusion.
Once the band are ready to go, the sheet drops to reveal the absolutely friggin’ huge musicians performing ‘Sugar’, with the stunned newlyweds’ faces transforming from complete and utter shock to mass hysteria in approximately 0.56 seconds.
Solid acting all round.
The final nail in the coffin of authenticity was 35-year-old Adam’s statement about the vid, which read: “It was an out of body experience.
“I had no idea I would be affected by the overwhelming reactions we received from the couples and guests.
“Being able to create an unforgettable experience for several people was the highlight of it all.”
We mean, is nothing sacred anymore?!
After all, if you can’t trust a popstar in a music video who can you trust, eh?
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