Carly Rae Jepsen Cancels Boy Scouts Concert Due To Group’s Anti-Gay Stance
Claiming she wants nothing to do with an organization that doesn’t support gay rights, Carly Rae Jepsen has officially pulled out of a huge concert for the Boy Scouts of America.
Carly Rae Jepsen had been booked to perform at the National Scout Jamboree in Mount Hope, West Virginia in July, along with the band Train.
However, Jepsen recently took to Twitter to reveal that she would not be performing due to 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.”
Train decided to pull out as well…however the band says they would gladly re-join the show if the Boy Scouts were to reverse their anti-gay policy.
Something tells me the Boy Scouts aren’t going to budge on this one.
Ashton Tyler | Elite.