Carly Rae Jepson will not be playing at the national Boy Scouts of America Jamboree because of the organization’s stance against homosexuality.
Jepson made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter. The Canadian pop singer is best known for the inescapable hit “Call Me Maybe.”
Train, another rock band scheduled to play at the event, is also considering pulling out. For the time being, however, the band has decided not to pull out, but instead first ask the BSA to reconsider changing their policy.
The band stated on their website last week that they were unaware of the policy barring gay scouts and adult leaders from participating in the organization before agreeing to perform.
Officials with the BSA said the organization is moving forward with plans for the Jamboree despite the announcements.
The July event, held once every four years in West Virginia, is expected to draw more than 45,000 scouts and adults.