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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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166.

Dad    

Well, one monkey don't run no show is the old saying. I am sure the boy scouts will continue without her.

560 days ago
167.

FJ    

Sounds like Jepsen has never been abused as a child.
FJ

560 days ago
168.

exlax    

she har a better paying gig with the phedofiles of america

560 days ago
169.

happyascanbe    

Who is she?No one cares Jeppy! Go away shooshoo!

560 days ago
170.

RUKidding    

I realize she thinks she is doing a good thing, but to me it is a stupid and spoiled thing. They have a right to their opinion and if they choose not to have gay people join OK, but if everyone in the world thought like you, we would not ever eat out because we boycott every single day, we would neve attend a concert because of people like you and we'd spend our whole life just trying to make a stand when it is getting so extremely out of hand. I may just boycott her CD's just out of principle.

560 days ago
171.

annie    

If you don't think the BSA being intolerant of gays is warped, and actively come to defend their intolerance, you need to ask every doctor that might save your life if they're gay, or every firefighter or policeman if they're gay, or ask your teacher or baker/cook/server if they're gay - because we don't want to help you if you're going to be a POS bigot towards us. OHHHH, and turn off the radio and stop singing Queen, Judas Priest, Elton John, George Michael, Green Day, Melissa Etheridge, and about 1000 other either gay or very gay friendly rock stars. You may want to turn off the TV/movies too, because gays do most of the artwork, makeup, and are a decent part of the actors. You want to try and make it appear as if gays are bad and tell little boys LGBT people are evil, then you don't get to benefit from all the things Gay people do.

The guy who broke the NAZI code was GAY! After the war he was trialed for being gay in the UK, and found guilty and harassed for it, later dying. Talk about shameful.... RIP Alan Turing - the father of computing, and WWII HERO!

560 days ago
172.

rouge    

The headscratcher here is how removing themselves from an activity that supports an organizational platform they don't support is wrong. Were they to go on to publicly encourage hate & discrimination against said organization based on their beliefs, it would be actionable. That doesn't appear to be the case.

560 days ago
173.

RH    

Good for her..it's her voice singing or otherwise..she doesn't have to do anything for them if their policies are homophobic and she disagrees. It's America after all. Use your rights. Those boys know what the policies of their Boy Scouts are. It's so sad that people HATE other people because of who they LOVE. Haters need to get help and find out what's really behind it. Hate comes from fear.

560 days ago
174.

Troi    

What a V-E-R-Y pleasant surprise,....t in her,.....good for you !!!

560 days ago
175.

mrz16    

Ignorant, one hit wonder. You'll be a blip in a year unless you headline homo parades.

560 days ago
176.

No Lemming    

That's okay Carly Ray Jepsem, you're not needed.
Anyone who supports deviant sexual behavior can
stay away from the Boy Scouts! Only morally sound
people should be there so I guess that cancels
your appearance!

560 days ago
177.

cristiana    

so, you discriminate against a group because they do not believe in the same things you do. arent you dong the same thing? shouldnt all discrimination be wrong?

560 days ago
178.

mike    

it is good you will not go the kids dont need to be around you

560 days ago
179.

justsaying    

You probably did them the BIGGEST favor. You are too damn dumb that it's the leadership....not the kids who's running the show. SO WHY......YOU IDIOT....DO YOU PUNISH THEM?

560 days ago
180.

flyingmax55    

Another Political correct Idiot Adult

560 days ago
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