Skip to comments.Carly Rae Jepsen pulls out of Boy Scouts concert as she makes a stand for gay rights
Posted on 03/05/2013 4:43:52 PM PST by Pinkbell
Carly Rae Jepsen has cancelled her performance at the national Boy Scouts of America Jamboree because of the organization's exclusion of gays.
Call Me Maybe singer Jepsen made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter.
'As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer,' she wrote.
'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.'
Rock band Train also has taken a stand, but pursued a different tack in a post on its website Friday.
The group asked the BSA to reconsider its policy rather than immediately pull out of the July gathering in West Virginia.
The event, held once every four years, is expected to draw more than 45,000 scouts and adults.
Members of Train said Friday in a message on their website that they were unaware of the policy barring gay scouts and adult leaders from participating in the organization before agreeing to perform.
'Train strongly opposes any kind of policy that questions the equality of any American citizen,' the statement said.
'We have always seen the BSA as a great and noble organization. We look forward to participating in the Jamboree this summer, as long as they make the right decision before then.'
Deron Smith, publicity director for the BSA, says the organization is moving forward with plans for the Jamboree.
'We appreciate everyone's right to express an opinion and remain focused on delivering a great Jamboree program for our Scouts,' Smith wrote in an email.
Smith was unaware of any other performers scheduled to participate in the event.
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This is crazy, but I think her fifteen minutes are over, but that’s just me, maybe.
Going down the path of the Dixie Chicks. That means really going down, down, down....
If only the Boy Scouts hadn't been so insensitive, they could be hanging with the one-hit wonder.
Does anyone give a smelly Obama?
Good. I have a son in the Boy Scouts, and frankly they don’t need to have this kind of “entertainment” at their Jamborees in the first place.
Carly Rae Jepsen is one of the very few musicians I can think of who turns out good music these days. Too bad she chose to support bug chasers and gift givers.
I know this from having grandchildren, LOL
I thought Boy Scouts took care of their own entertainment. Who needs to hear a couple of low end rock band venues at a BSA Jamboree?
I guess I won’t be buying their music any time too soon.
Polls show that gays make up less than 3% of the population, yet you'd think that they are a dominant sector of the population based on all the activism they put out.
Concerts like that at a Jamboree? Odd
That’s what skits are for.
Exactly. Some good idea fairy BSA exec must have dreamed this up.
I think the boys should be greatful. Why would they attend that Vomitorium, anywhay. When I hear the first shrill sound of Soul Sister, makes me wanna jump out of the car. More disgusting is only Madonna.
No great loss. Just another Canadian socialist who needs to go back to Canada and pay her fair share instead of hanging out in the USA as a tax refugee.
They tried to turn it into frickin’ Disney Grad Night.
So she supports homosexual pedophilia.
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