Call me maybe? Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen will no longer be answering the call of the Boy Scouts of America. According to ABC News Radio on Tuesday, Jepsen has opted to pull out of her performance at this year’s Boy Scouts National Jamboree in protest of the organization’s ban on gay’s policy.
The decision comes a day after pop rock group Train pulled out as a headliner for the show. The group followed their decision saying, “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.”
Carly Rae Jepsen, who has responded to an online petition to not perform at the event, finally responded on her twitter account.
She wrote on Twitter:
“As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer.”
Over 62,000 people have signed the petition started by Eagle Scout Derek Nance in efforts to show that BSA’s policy will not be tolerated. Jepsen agrees and has proved this with her decision.
“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 of gay rights in this country and across the globe.”