Carly Rae cancels Boy Scout concert over gay ban
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Canadian pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen on Tuesday pulled out of a concert for the Boy Scouts of America because of the organisation’s ban on gay members, becoming the second headliner to pull out of the Scouts’ Summer Jamboree show.
Carly Rae Jepsen in New York. EPA
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, 27, 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 youth organisation changed its ban on gay participants.