Carly Rae Jepsen Cancels Boy Scouts Jamboree Concert Over Homophobia

Carly Rae Jepsen Cancels Boy Scouts Jamboree Concert Over Homophobia

After Train pulled out of the Boy Scouts Jamboree due to their homophobic ways, Carly Rae Jepsen has followed suit. The “Call Me Maybe” singer was gearing up to play the concert in Mount Hope, West Virginia in July, but has decided that she won’t take part due to their stance on gay rights. TMZ reports:

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.

Good for Carly Rae and Train for standing up for what’s right! What do you think? We’re trying to figure out why they signed up in the first place knowing that the Boy Scouts folks are so homophobic. Perhaps it was to generate publicity for the cause? Thoughts?

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