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."

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right2dave
Mar 7, 2013 10:17 AM CST
Who F..n cares?
JohnnyD
Mar 6, 2013 9:28 AM CST
Why don't the gay people start their own group and call it the Rainbow Scouts? This way they do not have to worry about discrimination. This is the easiest way to solve the problem.
el_polacko
Mar 5, 2013 9:52 PM CST
how is it possible that all of the members of the group, train, had never heard about the boy scouts anti-gay policy ?? it's only been in the news for at least a decade now. talk about your 'low information voter' !!