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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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361.

BB not bb    

What does sex pop have to do with a boy scout jamboree anyway? They should have some nice folk singers and call it a day. They are in West Virginia, they could probably get some of those bluegrass banjo players on the fly.


She isn't even American. Who needs her opinion on Boy Scouts of America?

566 days ago
362.

Naomi     

Who r u Gus to deny guy rights a person should be able to be happy whether gay or straight a person should be happy

566 days ago
363.

taih588    

well michael jackson was letting little boys sleep in his bed not saying that he was touching them but if u support gay people or whatever what would u do if u popped up at camp and saw ur son laying in a bed with another man not saying that that is going to happen but hey these kids will be away from home and all the men have to do is bribe them with candy to **** them up.

566 days ago
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lonestarlady36    

I am so proud of Carly and the band, Train.

566 days ago
365.

lonestarlady36    

I am so proud of Carly qan dthe band, Train

566 days ago
366.

silverls13    

Queer scouts of America. Problem solved

566 days ago
367.

rmurbach1961    

Carly who?

566 days ago
368.

Me    

Good. She can stay away. I support the Boy Scouts as is and that is that.

566 days ago
369.

Steve Portias    

I'm sick and tired of these cute little slang names we give like Gay, Out of the Closet, Princess, Queen, ***gie, and so on theire are only two proper names fot thousands of years used in the dictinary and Bible, and that is Queer and homosexual.
Even dogs and nanimals know the difference between male and female.

566 days ago
370.

Cheri    

Still can't believe anyone would take out there crap on children, This girl is crap, kids come first not what there parents think. The kids that wanted to see her are hurt, good going carly, you really made a point, mmmmm what a piece of crap you are.

565 days ago
371.

mc5    

I think that any orginization should be able to set its own standards. And if you don't want to sing there don't. If you don't like those standards start your own orginization.Don't try to take over years of tradition . You can call your organization straightaphobics. in the woody's

565 days ago
372.

Jack    

Cause the Boyscouts of America dont have to right for their club to represent their beliefs/ sounds like a double standard. foolish whimsical hippie.

565 days ago
373.

Terry    

She has an upcoming concert in Jakarta, Indonesia. They have horrible "gay rights" there. Gays have no protection under the law. Will Carly cancel her concert there? If not, she's just another hypocrite.

565 days ago
374.

Decker    

Well done to her. Time for these old organisations to move into the 21st century and promote an inclusive atmosphere.

565 days ago
375.

Kimberly    

Carly Rae Jepsen and Train cancelling their concert is no different than the Boy Scouts choosing who they wish to associate with. Only Carly Rae and Train are too self-absorbed and clueless to see that they are practicing discrimination as well. What idiots.

565 days ago
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