Carly Rae Jepsen Cancels Boy Scouts Concert Over Gay Rights

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Carly Rae Jepsen
She'll rejoin under one circumstance.

"Call Me, Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen and the band Train were set to perform in July at the National Scout Jamboree in Mount Hope, West Virginia, but they have both backed out  ... for now.

In a blog post, Train wrote that they would be happy to rejoin the show if the Boy Scouts of America changes its ban on openly gay members:

"When we booked this show for the Boy Scouts of America we were not aware of any policy barring openly gay people from participation within the organization. Train strongly opposes any kind of policy that questions the equality of any American citizen. 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."

Jepsen also issued a statement.

Read it at Wetpaint: Why Did Carly Rae Jepsen Cancel The Boy Scouts Concert?

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