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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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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

416 days ago
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writenow    

You go girl!

416 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Nice of her to deny a bunch of innocent kids a concert because of the stupidity of some adults. Cop out.

416 days ago
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The Love Sponge    

There's nothing like the great outdoors and gay people. OOOXXX

416 days ago
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Kraken    

I find it a cheap shot at a bunch of kids for a publicity stunt. Disgusting.

416 days ago
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writenow    

Oh hey; while we're at it, lets take a little peek at America's culture of Misogyny. It's not limited to rap songs, but it may be why they got started.

416 days ago
7.

Lee    

Good for you, Carly. Need more like you.

416 days ago
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Georgiagirl    

And a collective sigh of relief is heard around the Boy Scout campfire that they won't have to hear Call Me Maybe.

416 days ago
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Stace.    

Way to Boycott!

416 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

More importantly ; Isn't she Elly May Clampett and Jethro Bodine's cousin?

416 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Her job is to sing and not gauge the moral compass or personal opinions of the audience. She certainly does not mind the Boy Scouts buying her music but she now is too honorable and politically hip to sing. I hope she is boycotted.

416 days ago
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Adibobea9    

The Boy Scouts probably canceled her show because no one will care who she is in 5 years anyway. This is just PR control for a better image in the public eye…

416 days ago
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TimP    

Train and Carly were supposed to preform but after a protest on change.org the both backed out.

416 days ago
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robb    

She is a fraud. She came into the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia, and some of the kids asked her to sing her hit song.She told them no, because she didn't have her guitar and band. FRAUD!! Wouldn't even sing a couple lines. You think she could have lip synched, since she does it all the time.

416 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

hey stupid. you want to know how some of the most deadliest wars in the world started? by dumbos 'removing' themselves from those they 'did not approve of'. palestine and israel? the don't 'talk' to each other either, because they don't like each other's world views. for the sake of world peace, you are doing no one a favor by degrading people for standing for what they believe in. now get your ass on that damn stage and sing.

416 days ago
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