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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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dw3514me    

carly rae is a lost loser, young dumb and full of ! , not a fan anymore kid

533 days ago
287.

Robert Deitrich    

I will be sure not to buy any of her stuff because I was a Boy Scout and stand behind their decision.

533 days ago
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Paul Severe    

Good riddance. They don't need her.

533 days ago
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MVP    

As soon as the BSA gets forced to allow gay scout leaders, I am going to sign up as a middle aged male to take a bunch of 16-18 year old girl scouts on a camping trip.

After all, it's the same thing...

533 days ago
290.

Larry    

Maybe she should ask her fans not to buy her music or support her in anyway, if they don't support gay rights! Hey, let's see if she'll put her money where her mouth is.

533 days ago
291.

Mike    

it's better if she does not show up... she's probably gay herself and the boy scouts certainly don't need a bad role model like her to showboat her bad choice of living a dysfunctional lifestyle

533 days ago
292.

time1865    

And who is Carly Rae Jespen?

533 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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533 days ago
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Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

"If you actually think having gay Scout leaders would be a good idea then you'd have to believe having gay Catholic priests worked out well."

Only one problem for those of you that share that sort of reasoning about gays being in a position of trust with young boys. The vast majority of male pedophiles studied, who are sexually attracted to boys, in fact self identify as heterosexual, have girlfriends, wives, and even children, do not engage in homosexuality with adult partners, and happen to also have a pervish attraction to effeminate prepubescent boys. That's the reality of the situation. Those are the men most likely to rape a young Boy Scout, or any other young boy, by far. Gay pedos who have homosexual adult partners are no more prevalent then gays are in general. In short the vast majority of the pedos victimizing young boys are the very folks that idiots like you least suspect and trust the most!

*facepalm*

533 days ago
295.

Gargamel    

Smart girl

533 days ago
296.

marco polo    

Who gives a flip what she says or thinks! Another ditz with the attention span of an earthworm and she is gonna sit in judgment of a fine organization like the BSA. Unbelieveable..........

533 days ago
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daisy     

Go Carly Rae - way to stand up!

533 days ago
298.

RogerB    

Just look at the pic above of the gay pride dude. Who would not be homophobic looking at this idiot.

533 days ago
299.

marco polo    

Who gives a flip what she thinks or does? Just another ditz with the attention span of an earthworm and who is guided by the politically correct "breeze of the day." Who is she to sit in judgement of a fine group like the BSA!

533 days ago
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Luckypanda12    

Right on! That's what they get!

533 days ago
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