“Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen has hung up on The Boy Scouts of America after backing out of a scheduled concert appearances over her disagreement with the organization’s views on homosexuality.
Jepsen had been booked to perform at the National Scout Jamboree in Mount Hope, West Virginia in July, but announced this morning over Twitter that she had pulled herself from the performance. In a post to fans, Carly wrote “As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer.” She continued, “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.”
The Boy Scouts of America has yet to comment on the situation. Jepsen was scheduled to appear alongside fellow Top 40 artist Train, who have also opted to not perform at the event.