Carly Rae Jepsen Cancels Boy Scouts Gig Due To Anti-Gay Stance

5 March 2013, 17:37

The 'Call Me Maybe' singer claims she is “an artist who believes in equality for all people” and has pulled out.

Carly Rae Jepson took to her Twitter page today (5th March) to announce that she will not be singing at the Boy Scouts' of America Jamboree, which is due to take place in July in West Virginia, because of their anti-gay policy. 

The Boy Scouts currently have a ban on both gay leaders and members from being a part of their community.

The 'Tonight I'm Getting Over You' star revealed her decision earlier today on her social media page, tweeting: "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."

Last night (4th March), the Canadian singer joined Justin Bieber at London's O2 Arena for his 'Believe' Tour, where the Beauty And A Beat' star was criticised for being late on to the stage.

Justin has since issued an apology to his fans on his Twitter account.