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Carly Rae Jepsen

Cancels Boy Scouts Concert

They're Too Homophobic for Me

3/5/2013 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0305_carly_rae_jepsen_boy_scouts_article_gettyCarly Rae Jepsen has officially pulled out of a HUGE concert for the Boy Scouts of America ...  claiming she wants no part of an organization that doesn't support gay rights.

The "Call Me Maybe" singer had been booked to perform at the National Scout Jamboree in Mount Hope, West Virginia in July, along with the band Train.

But moments ago, Jepsen tweeted that she's yanked herself from the festival ... squarely because of the group's ban on openly gay scouts and scout leaders. 

"As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer," Jepsen said.

She continued, "I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level ... and stay informed on the ever changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe."

FYI -- Train has also backed out of the show ... but says they will be happy to re-join the show IF the Boy Scouts reverse their anti-gay policy.

They're still waiting ...

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Melody    

This talentless chick can not sing a lick! she has the nerve to want to protest a organization that has been around before she was thought of and born on the side of the road! I am a 1970 baby and back in the day we had no problem with little boys doing boy things and girls acting like women and not some rude man. All this modern day LGBT stuff is for the birds! now they want to change the whole world and people into accepting their cause and a "chosen lifestyle" ? give me a break! if you chose to be gay or lesbian, that's your choice! but everybody who does not agree is not hateful, wrong or will accept that in society! especially old skool people as myself! I don't hate anyone as a christian believer, but I don't accept that life-choice in society as being forced on people to either jump on the band wagon or you are labeled "homophobic". that is the dumbiest and most ignorant label to judge and place on someone, who does not support an issue in today's society! kiss off with this talentless chick!

534 days ago
152.

lcmb    

Hollywood and celeb liberals. Only tolerant and open-minded if you share their exact views.

534 days ago
153.

Rob    

Everybody has criticism for the Boy Scouts for yet the Girls Scouts still do not offer a Gluten Free cookie. Talk about an exclusionary institution. No Cookies for You!

534 days ago
154.

Chuck    

The boy scouts remains one of the finest organizations in this country.

534 days ago
155.

w    

wow what a little phucking idiot she is...well guess Im not going to buy her album, I'm gonna turn off the TV when she comes on OH and change the radio station when I hear what sounds like a cat getting stepped on, which of course is her singing....way to ruin it for a bunch of innocent kids you dumb bitch.

534 days ago
156.

Salparadise    

Yes!! I wish more celebs would join them! Equality for all!

534 days ago
157.

dogboy    

Another young mis informed left wing nut job. Even though she has no clue what left and right means. These people have been brainwashed, what a shame such a great country is turning to this.

534 days ago
158.

TheTruth    

Who? Never heard of the politically correct bitch.

534 days ago
159.

TheTruth    

Remember people, liberals are very tolerant people if you agree with them. If not, they label you some kind of bigot, racist, and etc.. Oh the irony.

534 days ago
160.

Majestik    

God, what's with you people screaming about her and Train not wanting to perform, in the same breath you are screaming that the Scouts have a right to what they believe in and not let gay in. So, that would mean she and Train have a right to believe in Gay rights and take their own stance. Hypocrites much?

534 days ago
161.

w    

train too?, wtf...I guess back to Beethoven for me at least with him I will never have to see a liberal post or an unintelligent word coming out of his mouth. ...I can't stand these liberal backwards contradicting peices of sh*t musicians.

534 days ago
162.

JK    

Wow... I am always amuzed when the word "homophobic" is used.. You never see anyone who is aganist the gay life style running away form them like someone afraid of snakes....
Glad to see they start them young in hollywood hating those who are trying to keep straight values..

534 days ago
163.

Bonnie    

So because they do not believe as she does she is dumping them, It is called Tolerance and respect for everyone even if they do not believe as you do....Grow up...you are trying to bully the organization,as a supporter of gay rights you should know better,this will hurt you more than it hurts the BSA. What an idiot.

534 days ago
164.

Rickrak    

Who is she?

534 days ago
165.

monique    

good for carly, NOBODY should be discriminated

534 days ago
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