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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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Dr. J. Price    

THey don't need her. It is their right to believe what they want to. Private organization in a Free Country, well it was a Free Country. It is the BOY scouts. Leave them alone

534 days ago
182.

annie    

Kraken

I find it a cheap shot at a bunch of kids for a publicity stunt. Disgusting.


DISGUSTING? the boys not getting to hear Train or Carly is not "disgusting" because they want to stand up for equality and let these young men know it's every which way WRONG to slander Gay boys & girls, men & women! LGBT people are just as qualified and honorable as a whole as any Straight persons are. I am honored to hear one of my favorite groups, Train, backed out on behalf of equality! HEAR HEAR!

534 days ago
183.

Tom    

Let's hope she never has children, but if she does we'll see if she will send her son off into the woods with a gay scoutmaster.

534 days ago
184.

Ryno    

I find it hard to believe that people who follow a celebrity gossip website are so backwards and homophobic.

534 days ago
185.

Chairman    

Get up, Stand up. Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up. Don't give up the fight.

534 days ago
186.

Da Eagle    

That skank wouldn't what honor or values are, and needs to go back to the pornos.

534 days ago
187.

EJ    

She has very limited talent, can sing without electronic enhancement. Next year, people will say Carly who?

534 days ago
188.

Eddie    

Letting homosexuals into the Boy Scouts is like letting a little kid into a candy store by himself.

534 days ago
189.

michael randolph    

we need more like her so more of the kids get AIDS STUPED -------- COW

534 days ago
190.

mike    

thank god you are not singing for the boy scouts .sing for gay america some where else

534 days ago
191.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Always crack me up when folks who support organizations that discriminate against others for their values and lifestyle choices cry foul when they are in turn are discriminated against because of their values and lifestyle choices.

Boo f'n hoo cry me a river! Would you like some more cheese with your whine, Sir?

534 days ago
192.

wildeyedsouthernboy    

maybe she is a bit to stoopid for them....

534 days ago
193.

italiangirl    

the scouts are doing the right thing. it seems the gay community is never satisfied with what they get. they can marry, adopt kids, and they have become widely accepted from people. Some people stick with their beliefs, it doesnt make us homophobic, we have our reasons to not accept their practice. kudos to the scouts for sticking to theirs, Carly is a stupid one hit wonder who will be seen in the drive-thru soon. i'm sure the kids are happy about her decision to not show up

534 days ago
194.

Ernie Willis    

A one-hit wonder and someone else I've never heard of.....nor could I care about either.

534 days ago
195.

Mary Antario    

My son feels so bad-- She is like the main reason why he was going and we finally decided to let him go..He's only 12 and it was a big decision-- too bad she doesn't think of her fans in the same way

534 days ago
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