Carly Rae Jepsen Cancels Boy Scout Concert on Gay Policy Conflict: The 27 year old ‘call me maybe’ singer has cancelled a highly anticipated concert at the Boy Scouts of America after she realized she had conflicting beliefs with the organization. Carly Rae Jepsen backed out from the Boy Scouts Concert after she found out that the association has a ban on gay members.
It is a pity for the Boy Scouts of America as she was one of the main headlines of the concert – the 2013 National Scouting Jamboree was scheduled to be held later this year in July, in West Virginia.
Carly Rae Jepsen announced her decision to cancel the concert in a tweet on Tuesday morning. The singer from Canada bluntly stated that she cannot perform at an event hosted by an anti gay group.
The concert for the Boy Scouts of America is in jeopardy as the other headlining act of the concert, the band Train, has claimed that it will too back out if the Scouts do not lift their gay member ban. Train has not cancelled their appearance at the concert yet.
The main catalyst behind Carly Rae Jepsen’s boycott is a gay Eagle Scout Derek Nance, who has collected over 60 thousand petitions on Change.org. Nance had come out as gay deliberately to fight against the anti gay rule at the Boy Scouts. In a statement Derek Nance once said that this is the best way to fight this dangerous anti gay policy.
Scout Derek Nance also added in his statement that he is being brave, just how a scout should be. He said that he is thrilled about Carly Rae Jepsen and Train helping him in this cause and standing up against the rule by boycotting the concert.
Carly Rae states that she believes in equality for all the people and therefore will not participate in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree – a brave move indeed.