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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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346.

Handsomish    

Wow, I'm going to take a big hit on my Kleenex and Kimberly-Clark stocks. Easily a ten percent reduction in sales.

512 days ago
347.

BB not bb    

So now pro-homosexual pop stars are preaching morality to the boy scouts? What a world. Canadians have a twisted sense of moral superiority, eh?


The boy scouts need her singing to them like a hole in the head. She just missed her chance at maybe gaining more fans. They didn't ban her for her twisted views, yet she banned a chance to earn income from them. Ha ha.


Homosexuality has no place in the boy scouts. It is about teaching boys morality, not about teaching them do whatever you want and be gay about it. Homosexuality is a disease of the spirit that eventually corrupts the whole soul and everything around it if left unchecked.


Do you really want flamboyant and sexually deviant grown men in charge of little boys? This boys need guidance and role models to look up to, not queens whining for rights.


What are these weirdos going to teach the boys, how to dress in drag? Are they going to have a new badge in sequins and boas? I think maybe the boyscouts should invent a badge in holding on to morals.

512 days ago
348.

BB not bb    

It is not that I don't feel sorry for homosexuals, becasue I think that is the most pathetic confusion to be in. I think they are victims of a lost society and lost world, not lost genetics.


They were born with certain anatomy for a reason. It is like trying to say a car really is meant to be a bicycle. You can pretend all you want and dress it up all you want with a little basket on the fender, but it is still a car and only good for being a car. Same with sexual functions.


Maybe these men have just not met the right woman. That is very possible. Mabye people sabotage their efforts at staying with women, or maybe they got mocked just for being sensitive or liking frivolous things.


You don't have to then go overboard and convince yourself that you are now gay and there is no way out. It is just a disease of perception.

512 days ago
349.

It's Me    

Ummm...NOT homophobic. It is more like alternative lifestyles do not follow what they believe are their moral tenets and principles. You don't have to like it, perform for them, join them, or try to change to them. You can however start another organization that does allow gays to join if you like. Perhaps you and Train can get together and give some of your money to start it up and stop crying.

512 days ago
350.

BOOMY    

I don't blame parents from not wanting to expose the kids to that life style. Some of the most OBNOXIOUS people I have ever met was gay. Gays just need to leave this organization alone and come to realize. Life is not an episode of the JERRY SPRINGER SHOW

512 days ago
351.

KB    

Looks like a whole gaggle of homophobes were somehow instructed to post on this site about Carly Rae's decision. These opinions are definitely not typical of the average tmz poster.

Please join the 21st century and lose your antiquated, bigotted way of thinking. Truly pathetic!

512 days ago
352.

Katz    

Well that's too bad that you had to put a political tone on the concert. You get paid to sing, isn't that your job! So now the boy scouts are not entitled to their rights?

512 days ago
353.

carl     

I have Family members who are Gay and many friends. But as a father Gay men like men and Gay boys like boys. Boy scouts should not be a place that supports sexual orientation as they do not allow women in it to prevent sexual situations. I do not think My son should be exposed to any child or scout leader that supports and or tries to recruit them into being Gay. Its A choice and its not the Gays right to interfere with something thats non sexual oriented. If they let Gays in then my son never joins the scouts. Shame i was a boy scout when i was a kid. We need to take sex education out of schools and no one should be counseled about sex with a child other then its parents. Its not your right to talk to my child about any thing evolving sex. PERIOD. No Gays In Scouts. If they want a scout make your own. Gay Scouts.

512 days ago
354.

barbyk    

not only homophobic. against non christians, agnostics, buddhists, etc
of course, we all have noticed the blockinhg of info regsrding the 1200 or so compliants regarding improper behavior of leaders ... hmmmmmm
big money jobs for the administrative folks

512 days ago
355.

InThe NameOfJESUS    

Why should the Boy Scouts of America changed their policy to apease the gay liberal agenda, Besides this woman can't sing worth a crap, and there are better singer out there who find what the Policy of the BSA is is the right way to go. If they want to have gay scounts, let them form their ob troop call queer scout of america !!!

512 days ago
356.

BLACKWIND    

Gay or straight you should only be leaders if you have kids only!!! Why would you want to otherwise

512 days ago
357.

Scoopdooby    

Good, who needs to hear what she has to say anyway? Find another speaker.

512 days ago
358.

Patty    

She is a stupid little bitch and I hope all the young people who are against gay people boycott her that will teach her a good lesson.

512 days ago
359.

Donna Lampkin    

What a piece of white trailer trash she is, I wouldn't want to hear her screech anyway. A guy shoving his dick in another guys ass is---- sorry toots, not scout material. You AND Train have shown what you support. Now we can show what we buy!

512 days ago
360.

joe    

because she had no idea what they stood for before she agreed to perform?? sure....

512 days ago
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