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Jepsen Pulls Out Of Boy Scouts Concert

posted 5 Mar 2013, 14:30 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 5 Mar 2013, 14:31 ]

Carly Rae Jepsen joins Train in pulling out of Boy Scouts concert.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAUNITED STATES  (POOL) -  Canadian pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen on Tuesday (February 05) pulled out of a concert for the Boy Scouts of America because of the organization's ban on gay members, becoming the second headliner to pull out of the show.

Jepsen, whose hit single "Call Me Maybe" was nominated for Grammy Song of the Year, said on Twitter that she would not perform for the Boy Scouts because of her support for gay rights.

"I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level," Jepsen said.

Rock band Train also said last week they would not play the concert at the Boy Scouts' National Summer Jamboree, set for July in West Virginia, unless the Boy Scouts changed their ban on gay participants.

Jepsen and Train had been targeted by anti-discrimination advocacy group GLAAD after they were announced as the headliners for the concert.