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Carly Rae Jepsen 'prays' cancellation of Boy Scouts of America Jamboree performance will shed light on anti-gay policy

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Carly Rae Jepsen canceled her performance for the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree earlier this month to show her support for equality. The young singer expressed that she could not perform due to their anti-gay views. Now she is hoping that her pulling out will make a difference.

According to New York Daily News, the “Call Me Maybe” singer spoke to MTV News about her decision to back out of the performance saying, “"I mean, it was sort of one of those things that I kind of have my opinions about, and everyone's entitled to their own, but it wasn't necessarily something that I felt comfortable backing once I learned more about it.”

She adds, “And that being said here's hoping they make the right decision and I'm praying that moves like this will help."

The band Train backed out of their performance as well.

Jepsen announced her decision to cancel the performance on Twitter writing, “As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer.”

Following the news of her cancelation, Boy Scouts spokesman Derron Smith released a statement to the Daily News saying, “We appreciate everyone's right to express an opinion and remain focused on delivering a great jamboree program for our scouts."

 

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