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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
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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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16.

The Love Sponge    

Before you know it their all wearing speedos and listening to techno disco.

541 days ago
17.

lynn    

Oh, PLEASE!!! So, you WANT LGBT underage youth on campouts??? Fine...make a statement. Join another group if your LGBT minor boy wants to 'express' himself while tying knots. Every group can stand for whatever they want.

541 days ago
18.

Cricket    

She has a right to the viewpoint and a commendable one, but its unfortunate she's disappointing the kids. I think she could have found a different way to prove her point.

541 days ago
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zombie    

Who cares if she cancelled. It's not like she is talented or a hot commodity being a one hit wonder. I am sure the Scouts will go on without her.

541 days ago
20.

Michel    

I like her even more now ! It's a good signal to the kids that [some of their] parents have some really old-fashioned ideas.

541 days ago
21.

swack    

While I applaud her on taking a stance, she should have known before signing on the stance of the Boy Scouts. It has been in the news and not a secret. Maybe some of these celebs (especially those who open their mouths and then have to apologize for the way they said something) should follow the old adage: Think before you speak or Measure (think) twice, cut(speak) once.

541 days ago
22.

wendy    

another one hit wonder, soon her photo will be next to vanilla ice's.

541 days ago
23.

EasilyHard    

How is she 27? She looks 12

541 days ago
24.

CRJisanUglyBitch    

Why dont the homos just start their own organization?? then they can sex with gay boys all they want, leave the hetero boys alone, we're fine without the ***s, but apparently they arent fine without us, i dont understand this.... and no offence but who the hell is "train"... i hope the boyscouts come and say we dropped this bitch from the concert

541 days ago
25.

Mikey    

The one hit wonder career is over. She'll be serving those kids fries next year.

541 days ago
26.

helloitsme    

Shame on Jepson! She only has one big song anyway. I think she could have found a better way to prove her point too.

541 days ago
27.

Mikey    

Whats her concerts consist of, singing Call Me Maybe 10 times and once more for the encore?

541 days ago
28.

scarecrow    

I thought the Boy Scouts were about the great outdoors and not some little teen age wanna be singer. Who cares if you boycott.

541 days ago
29.

Kaveman    

Just lost all respect for this loser called Carly Rae Jepsen. Homosexuality is fine, but should not be promoted to our kids. The indisputable fact is that the human species would be extinct if we were all homosexuals. In that sense it is unnatural.

541 days ago
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helloitsme    

I agree with the poster who said "Her job is to sing and not gauge the moral compass or personal opinions of the audience. She certainly does not mind the Boy Scouts buying her music but she now is too honorable and politically hip to sing. I hope she is boycotted." Kudos to you and great post.

541 days ago
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