Carly Rae Jepsen, Train Cancel on Anti-Gay Boy Scouts

Both cite ban on gay scouts as their reason
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2013 10:00 AM CST
Updated Mar 5, 2013 11:54 AM CST
Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen performs at the o2 Arena in east London, Monday, March 4, 2013.   (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Less than a month after the Boy Scouts declined to make a decision on its gay scout ban, some serious fallout: Train and Carly Rae Jepsen, both of whom were touted as headliners at the National Scout Jamboree in July, have bowed out of their concerts. Train did so Friday, explaining that they had not been aware of the anti-gay policies and would not participate unless the policies were changed. "Call Me Maybe" singer Jepsen joined them today, Gawker reports. She tweeted that she won't be participating because she's "an artist who believes in equality for all people." (Read more Boy Scouts of America stories.)

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