Carly Rae Jepsen, Train Cancel Boy Scouts Concert Over Anti-Gay Policy
"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 re-join 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."
"As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer...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."