You would think being Shawn Mendes would grant you access to anywhere you want to go, but that wasn’t the case for the singer when he attempted to get into a 21-and-over pub and got straight out denied.
The incident happened in Dublin when a couple of stealthy fans saw Shawn trying to negotiate his way inside a pub but was swiftly denied by the doorman for being underage.
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The 20-year-old tried his best, but not even his good looks and charm could convince the security guard to let him inside. You finally hear Mendes going, ‘alright, well I tried’, before heading off. (video below)
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Lmao the security guard didn’t let Shawn enter the pup cuz he’s not 21 yet?❤️ I love how the girl said “are you sure” after he said no to the picture ??❤️ . . . . . . . . . . #shawnmendes#mendesarmy#theresnothingholdinmeback#singwithlg#singwithshawn#shawnmendesworldtour#shawn#treatyoubetter#mercy @shawnmendes @harrystyles #sm3 #lostinjapanremix
Afterward, the ‘There’s Nothing Holding Me Back‘ crooner, was seen leaving the establishment bummed out and headed to McDonald’s. His final destination was released when a fan posted an image of herself with him at the burger joint at 3 AM in the morning.
Sidenote: Legal drinking age in Dublin is 18 years old but after 9 PM some pubs require 21 and over, which appears to be the case at the iconic Dublin boozer Bruxelles pub in Ireland.
He looked handsome as he sang his popular hits in a blue jacket, black shirt, and black jeans.
The performance did not go off without a hitch after Shawn forgot his lyrics, but his devoted fans were there to rescue him.
— cynthia ON TOUR (@mmendeseyess) April 17, 2019
Speaking of fans, Mendes recently revealed that he is still a major fan of Taylor Swift, after touring with her and writing a whole piece about her for Time Magazine.
Yes, the iconic magazine.
Well this is AWESOME. Thank you @TIME ? Thank you Pari Dukovic and thank you for your unbelievably kind words @ShawnMendes (I had no idea you were writing this and just found out when I saw this!!) pic.twitter.com/4MIBw20FxQ
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 17, 2019
Taylor revealed to her fans that she had no idea that Mendes would be writing the article about her on social media and even thanked him.
“@ShawnMendes (I had no idea you were writing this and just found out when I saw this!!)”, she said after reading the piece by the handsome singer.
It’s not surprising Swift was so touched by Shawn’s words since he’s practically called her a perfect human being.
“I’ve been a Taylor Swift fan for as long as I can remember. But it wasn’t until I met her and got to know her that I understood how wonderful a person she truly is…I was lucky to be able to open for a handful of her stadium shows on the 1989 World Tour. And I quickly learned that the magic of Taylor Swift Doesn’t come from the lights, dancers or fireworks (although all of that is incredible) but from the electrifying connection that she has with the people who are there to see her.
Taylor makes anyone older feel young again and anyone young feel they can do anything. It’s so rare and so special. If there is one thing I want to achieve in my career and life, it’s that.” – Shawn Mendes for Time Magazine
The truth is Mendes is that magical with his fans and always makes the time for them no matter what – even if he’s been turned down at a pub and has to go to McDonald’s to lick his wounds, he will still stop and pose. That is the nature of who he is.
In fact, he’s known to pose with as many fans as possible and will stay for hours just so everyone can have their photo. (see above or below)
Congratulations on being so freaking cool, Shawn Mendes, or should we be thanking Taylor Swift instead?