A Carly Rae Jepsen concert without gay people? Like that would ever happen!
There's officially no "maybe" about it: Carly Rae will not be giving her number to the Boy Scouts any time soon. She was scheduled to perform at the Boy Scouts Jamboree this July, but has cancelled her appearance due to the organization's long-standing decision to ban openly gay members.
After a petition on Change.org encouraged both Carly and rock band Train to pull of the show, Train was the first to do so the day before. Carly tweeted her announcement yesterday morning by stating, "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."
While the decision is commendable, we have to wonder why Train and Carly signed on in the first place. The Boy Scouts have always had anti-gay policies and two musicians pulling out of a show is hardly going to change that.
That said, there is still the possibility we could see Carly and Train at the Jamboree. Word leaked last January that the organization was internally talking about lifting the ban, but a vote on the matter was pushed to its annual meeting in May.
What do you think of Carly's decision?
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