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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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121.

Kathy    

Your disgusting Carley. You promised those Boy Scouts a concert and now you cancel.

494 days ago
122.

Sashatree    

Can't STAND her as a singer, and I HATE that stupid song....However -- COMPLETELY RESPECT HER AS A HUMAN BEING RESPECTING THE RIGHTS OF LGBTQ COMMUNITY! Well played, dear!!!!

494 days ago
123.

Griff    

I'm no longer prejudiced against gays...I've reformed. So good going to Miss Jepsen. She's really cute too!

494 days ago
124.

tmzbm    

they want to protect their boys from pedophiles

494 days ago
125.

Frank Sibolski    

That is absolutely right.We don't want pedifiles raising our boyscouts. We don't need you at all. Don't go away mad, just go away.

494 days ago
126.

lalet    

Come on people....You wouldn't want a heterosexual man taking young girls on camp outs would you???
Its the same thing!!! This has nothing to do with "rights" it has to do with protecting young children which is FAR more important than so called "rights"

494 days ago
127.

Pavlov    

What would we do without pop stars to help shape our kids minds?

494 days ago
128.

kim    

She is to untalented for me.

494 days ago
129.

Bleen    

Way to alienate a substantial chunk of your target audience. Enjoy your descent into entertainment oblivion.

494 days ago
130.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

LOL @ the idiots railing on her and Train for pulling out because of their 'intolerance' over the Boy Scouts stated values and homophobic policies! As if a conservative Christian rock band wouldn't pull out if the found out the were booked to attend a LGBT event. And who would be the very first to defend them for doing so?

These very same hypocritical idiots... that's who. But God forbid someone do the same to a homophobic organization like the Boy Scouts THAT'S liberal bullying!

Good grief!

494 days ago
131.

Cami    

Train and Carly Rae? Yeah, the kids aren't missing out on anything. Consider yourself lucky!

494 days ago
132.

Snowdude    

Guess Justin Bieber want show up either if there no chance of his getting lucky.

494 days ago
133.

John    

Who is she????

494 days ago
134.

tgrfan42069    

and you are to heterophobic for them

494 days ago
135.

tgrfan42069    

no matter what the president says or how many hollywood people say it the gay lifestyle will never be normal or natural

494 days ago
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