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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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91.

Cee    

I think people need to read the Bible.

595 days ago
92.

Kreia    

So, why did she book the gig in the first place? Sounds like a publicity stunt. One hit wonders try to stay relevant?

595 days ago
93.

Justme    

The Boy Scouts of America are better off without her.

595 days ago
94.

Talia    

Go Carly Ray and TRAIN! I am SO proud that those in Hollywood are standing up for equal rights for all!

595 days ago
95.

Wolfey79    

I guess the little Boy scouts will have to actually pitch real tents

595 days ago
96.

mrz16    

Ignorant one hit wonder. You won't be missed. But you will soon be forgotten.

595 days ago
97.

haskel420    

WHOS CUTTING HER BANGS..??

595 days ago
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Obitexa    

Very, very dumb decision.

595 days ago
99.

freaksloan    

The only way the Boy Scouts would want her to perform if they where a bunch of gays.

What straight person would listen to her garbage?

595 days ago
100.

Michael7307    

Another little girl that has been brain washed by the liberal media and is too afraid to be her own person throwing out invalid terms like homophobic , get a new term phobic means fear of something. Those of us who dont agree with that life style arent affraid of them we just feel that it is wrong and YES against the will of GOD and that is all that matters.

595 days ago
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Lily Daisy    

This is for publicity. Everyone knows the Boy Scouts have had a ban on gay scout leaders, etc forever. If she doesn't like that then she should have never signed up to perform for them. Besides, I'm sure there are plenty of people she performs for in her other venues who don't want gays in the scout troops either.

595 days ago
102.

obvious    

Keep the ban.

595 days ago
103.

Ryan B.    

Wouldn't she be better for the Girl Scouts anyways...

595 days ago
104.

SDB    

Go back to Canada you filthy animal. And take Justin ass with you!!

595 days ago
105.

choke    

Damn, put a story up about HUMAN RIGHTS and watch the narrow minded aholes flock to it and show their extreme ignorance!

595 days ago
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