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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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106.

Andy    

So neither of them knew about the Boy Scouts stance on gays before accepting the gig?

493 days ago
107.

some1got2sayit    

SHE IS SAYING THAT FOR ATTENTION !!! ONE HIT WONDER NOONE WANTS TO HER HER WEAK VOCALS ANYWAY LMAO

493 days ago
108.

DRM    

Can't say this is any big loss. What was the idea behind putting a young girl on stage in front of 10,000+ teanage boys in the first place? Did she accept the invitation and then get scared at the idea of being in front of so many impressionable men with values?

493 days ago
109.

I'm out :-/    

People have the right to refuse this immoral lifestyle. Silly girl her music sucks anyway!

493 days ago
110.

shadough    

What a fraud. She accepted then rejected the offer claiming to be for rights. Her music sucks and this is a publicity stunt. EVeryone knows if you stand for gay rights publicly as a singer or actor, your career will soar because it's run by gays.

493 days ago
111.

shadough    

What's wrong with the Boy Scouts rejected gay scout masters sleeping in tents with boys? Would anyone allow a heteroesexual man to be a a girl scout leader and sleep in a tent with young girls? Filthy perverse animals.

493 days ago
112.

haha    

This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. They have the right to support or not support whomever they choose. America is getting so dumb.

493 days ago
113.

Parker    

Wish there were more celebrities like her...I quit donating to them a long time ago...its a bigot group showing young men how to be racist pricks. Take America out of the title and just call them boys scouts...cause they dont think or teach freedom or tolerance, just hate, and to use America would just insult our country!

493 days ago
114.

Danielle123    

Honestly, would any of you call this "bullying" if the organization was rejecting black children from attending or black men from being Scout leaders (out of fear of something stereotypical - let's say - 'Black people will corrupt our children')? That's right. You wouldn't. Integration was once considered immoral and improper, and going against what "God" wanted. Why is rejection of Gays different than the rejection of blacks? If I sat here and said "You shouldn't force them to hire black people. That's bullying. It's their choice whether or not they let black children join. They just don't want those disgusting people intermingling with the children." I would be looked upon in disgust. Why is it okay if you replace the word black with gay? What the hell makes that okay?

493 days ago
115.

laffnbear    

Many confused people here. She has no beef with the kids, but the policies of the organization. a=More power to her, she deserves all the support she can get,
How many find it wrong that we tout ourselves for being so freedom loving while denying some their basic freedoms?

493 days ago
116.

Leighton    

I guess the Boy Scouts wont appreciate the drag queen parody of Carly: http://youtu.be/iTthJI0rDnk

493 days ago
117.

en Todo Momento!!    

it is kinda ironic tho, that at the end of the video, the dude she's singing to, who she wants to hook up with ends up being gay... even though he 'looked' straight. maybe there's some message here in the boy scouts?

493 days ago
118.

kitnplayn    

The leaders of the Boy Scouts are Christian Pedophiles. They don't want any competition from homosexuals.

493 days ago
119.

lalet    

There is a reason why they don't have female boy scout leaders. Its the same reason they dont want Gay men watching over young boys. It makes sense that you shouldn't have someone who is attracted to males watching over young boys on camp outs. Gays are always crying that they are discriminated against. But they have no case here! Leave the kids and their scout program alone!!!

493 days ago
120.

Joann    

I agree with her but still.... Isn't she a one hit wonder?

493 days ago
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