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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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31.

buzz kill    

It figured, she must be a carpet muncher.

568 days ago
32.

LISA    

I don't know about this one ... I like that she is standing p for her beliefs, but why did she agree in the first place? I would have understood if she said no right off the bat. I'm sure the little boys were really excited about this show, and it just doesn't seem fair to them.

568 days ago
33.

Kaveman    

I believe it is time to boycott Carly Rae Jepsen and Train.

568 days ago
34.

tom    

Screw both of them especially carly we need to boycott her. There shouldnt be any gay rights. Homosexuality is wrong, unnatural and shouldnt be supported. Good for the Boy Scouts for standing up for whats right.

568 days ago
35.

Tony Martellini    

I sure would like to get in her pup tent,,,and rub some sticks. But hey all you liberals,,in fruity boi Perez Hilton, would love to get into an organization slam fulllllll of young pretty boys you can bend over and take advantage of. Better yet let STRAIGHT men join the Girl scouts....yeha....

568 days ago
36.

Mitch    

Shut up and sing, you clueless bitch.

568 days ago
37.

Pete    

homophobic is the stupidest word ever.. noone is scared of gays...scared im gonna kill the pos

568 days ago
38.

Lola    

Those singers are a bunch of knuckleheads. This doesn't help their cause at all, probably hurts it. They don't understand the first thing about how to get anything done. Knuckleheaded idiots.

568 days ago
39.

Maggie    

If you care about your career in the entertainment industry, it's imperative you kiss the Velvet Mafia's backside. The same people that pull this BS are usually the ones performing at the birthday parties of brutal dictators' kids. The funny thing is that she'll be a nobody a year from now regardless.

568 days ago
40.

FlamingoNut    

Hey, now maybe Stryper can get a gig!
*shrugs, showing my age *

568 days ago
41.

msbabygirl    

I think people aren't quite understanding gay rights. Everyone's up in arms, saying that homosexuals are pushing their "agenda" on people. But look at this situation, everyone is calling train and jepson for disappointing the kids and that kids' shouldn't be used to make a stand, but no one says anything about the millions of kids who would/have been turned away because they are gay. Not all gay males are effeminate, a good portion are outdoorsy and probably always looked forward to being apart of the great institution, but can't without sacrificing themselves. No one says anything about these kids who are pushed to the side. No one says that they are being let down. They aren't even important enough to be mentioned. That is wrong. Every child should be allowed to participate in activities and groups especially ones that promote unity and other positive mentalities.

568 days ago
42.

Lola    

This refusing to sing, (after they agreed to) is just a political move. Someone yelled at them, and they trembled like little girls (?) and backed right down. Now they are trying to look all holier than thou, or unholier. Everybody's afraid of looking like they are going against the grain. Gays are like 1% of the population, yet they want you to believe they are a majority, so they push and shove and yell till everyone's intimidated.

568 days ago
43.

Me    

This is ridiculous! These people are pulling out of this concert that is for the KIDS! Leave your political statements at home and do what's right for these boy scouts.

568 days ago
44.

Bruce    

I find it hilarious that by trying to accept everyone you are always pushing someone away.... there are ALWAYS qpposing viewpoints so we all make a decision on who we will push away. The Boy Scout take a view point based on their religious view based on the Bible. Carly Rae is shunning the Boy Scout for who she aligns with. She is doing the same as they are...making a choice on who to accept and align themselves with. The Dixie Chicks made a choice years ago to bad mouth then President Bush to their concert goers and their careers never recovered. It's all about choices.

568 days ago
45.

Awara    

Glad someone is standing up for whats right!

568 days ago
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