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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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Dave    

Looks like she finally came out.

597 days ago
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Nancy Moore    

They are the boy scouts. Not the girl scouts. Why don't the gays try for the girl scouts?

597 days ago
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johnny castle    

Maybe you`d like a pedofile invited to you little brothers birthday!

597 days ago
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obvious    

a loose litlle teen age ho calling morals bad....IMAGINE THAT

597 days ago
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Angel    

Way to go Carly Rae and Train!

597 days ago
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obvious    

a loose litlle teen age ho calling morals bad....IMAGINE THAT

597 days ago
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Vernon    

She is the Devil's Advocate.

597 days ago
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Angie Harsh    

Isn't it funny how everyone is suppose to be so accepting, accept when you do not accept a view. If she or anyone else thinks that this is helping the GL cause they are mistaken. It only fuels more distance and gives fuel to the fire of those that do not agree. How sad this country has become. Truthfully the Boy Scouts do not seem like they are losing much.

597 days ago
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sophiastormy    

I wonder what she will think when all those kids decide not to buy her music?? I guess she will not care losing money. I also think train sucks. That dude is always straining his vocals. And she really is against boys who have nothing to do with the rules of the boy scouts. They are only kids. I also hope that both bands lose ticket sales.

597 days ago
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exlax    

some phedophile supporter

597 days ago
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exlax    

carly is riding the gay train to nowhere

597 days ago
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Scott K Evans    

I became an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America 40 years ago, and it was one of the proudest moments of my life. That was back when this nation operated on a much higher level of common sense, something that Carly Jepsen seems to be sorely lacking in.

597 days ago
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Carmen    

Its one thing to believe in equality, but what about business arrangements. I mean should Carly pull out of every or any show/concert that does not support gays. I think its wrong and she shouldn't have pulled out. Her performing does not mean she support the Boy Scouts views on homosexuality. The girl has to make her money.

597 days ago
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Ronald    

When boys are allowed in girls showers at school, gays should then be allowed into the boy scouts.

597 days ago
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Mary Antario    

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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


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