Carly Rae Jepsen, Train Cancel Their Boy Scouts Concert Appearance

Carly Rae Jepsen This KissIn response to a petition on Change.org, both Train and Carly Rae Jepsen have decided to tell the Boy Scouts not to call them until they change the rules and allow gay members. Train and Jepsen were scheduled to appear in July at the annual Boy Scouts of America Jamboree, however both have officially canceled their involvement in the event.
 
In a series of tweets, Jepsen informed her fans of her decision:
 
“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.” – @carlyraejepsen
 
And Train posted this message for their fans on the group’s Facebook page:
 
“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.”
 
Watch Train’s “Mermaid” music video:
 

 

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