Carly Rae Jepsen Protests Ban on Gays – Pulls Out Of Boy Scouts Concert

By on March 5, 2013

Canadian pop star, Carly Rae Jepsen, has pulled out of her upcoming appearance on the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree as part of a protest against the Boy Scouts ban on openly gay members.

The “Call Me Maybe” star was set to show West Virginia, where the show is being held, that she also sings other songs aside from her massive hit, along side Train, but Train also pulled out of the show as a protest against the Boy Scouts as well.

On her Twitter, Jepsen had these words to say:

“As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer… I always have and will continue to support the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) 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.”

You have to give kudos to Jepsen as well as Train for standing up for what they believe in and refusing to perform for an organization that rejects and doesn’t allow any openly gay members to join them.

What do you think of Jepsen’s move to cancel her appearance?

One Comment

  1. teri324

    March 7, 2013 at 12:15 am

    I am the proud mother of 2 boy scouts. While I don’t agree with their position let’s remember that boys can join cub scouts at 6 years old. BAS’s position is no openly gay parent can hold a position. Those are words in a book not what is happening in the real world. Boy scouts teach many lessons but sexual education is not one of them.

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