March 4, 2013


Carly Rae Jepsen, Train Under Fire From GLAAD for Playing Boy Scouts Event

George Pimentel
George Pimentel

With the Boy Scouts of America still in the process of debating their exclusionary policies regarding the LGBT community, GLAAD is criticizing Carly Rae Jepsen and Train for scheduling performances at the Boy Scouts' National Jamboree this summer.

Given the twist at the end of the "Call Me Maybe" video and Jepsen's previously-voiced support for gay rights, GLAAD calls her decision "a surprise" and urged her and Train to "denounce the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay scouts and scout leaders and call for a national policy of non-discrimination."

While Jepsen has yet to respond to the outcry, Train released a statement admitting they were previously unaware of the organization's controversial policy and said they would only play the concert "as long as [the Boy Scouts of America] make the right decision before then." Train and Carly Rae Jepsen are slated to play the Jamboree in July, by which point the BSA will have voted on changing their exclusionary policy.