Carly Rae Jepsen Cancels Boy Scout Concert Because Of Their Stance On Gays
Carly Rae Jepsen is standing up for equality.
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.”