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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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241.

J    

She doesn't sound very tolerant of the Boy Scouts.

575 days ago
242.

Kreia    

Did she just call herself an artist? Kind of a stretch there.

575 days ago
243.

Mayu    

Most annoying song in the world... and a total one hit wonder. She's going to be forgotten by next year. she should have taken the job

575 days ago
244.

Gravity's Silhouette    

Five years from now, when her career has gone into the crapper and she can't get arrested on the corner of Sunset and Vine, she'll be down on her knees in front of the Boy Scouts begging them for a job. She's punishing kids for rules they have no control over. These kids should be learning useful skills, and not having to worry about heavy-handed social issues.

575 days ago
245.

Edward    

Let's see, she signs a deal to appear for a group that some time ago indicated their stand on gays, etc. and now at the last second, acts like she just heard of their stand, and cancels the appearance, What rock has she been living under?

575 days ago
246.

mike    

They are better off for your not attending, evidently you have no morals or beliefs,, THEY DO

575 days ago
247.

Edward    

Let's see, she agrees to a concert for an organization that some time ago made their stand on gays known, and then at the last second, acts like she just heard what their stand is, and decides to bail on them, as if their stand would change because she breaks a contract. " Oh NO!! Carly Rae canceled her concert!!! We must change our stand or we'll all suffer"

575 days ago
248.

Notgay    

She's so gay.

575 days ago
249.

Larna Keane    

Boy Scouts are at a very vulnerable age. I am in full support of keeping the gay movement out of the development of cub scouts, boy scouts, brownies and girl scouts. Leaders have a responsibility to keep the standard. This girl can take her song and dance somewhere else. No loss, I say.

575 days ago
250.

mya89    

Who cares anyways about Carlyle and her stupid azz songs she can't sing for her life

575 days ago
251.

RME KRNL    

Goodbye and good riddance. The Boy Scouts are better off for it and now at least they won't have to listen to Call Me Maybe and whatever other one song she knows. Boy Scouts all over America should also boycott buying her records and see how she likes that.

575 days ago
252.

sherrileigh22567    

Way to go Carly Rae! Always stand up for what you believe.

575 days ago
253.

silverls13    

Who does she think she is? No wait seriously who is she?

575 days ago
254.

tym    

carley rae needs sensitivity training. she needs to learn to accept those who are not like her. she needs to learn to have an open mind and understand not everyone believes how she does.

575 days ago
255.

HeeHee    

Is she a lezzie herself?

575 days ago
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