So, Michelle Shocked.

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    Mar 19, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/garchik/article/Shocked-show-shut-down-over-gay-slur-4363898.php

    SF ChronicleAt Yoshi's San Francisco on Sunday night, singer Michelle Shocked pretty much shocked her audience by saying, among other things, "God hates fags and you can tweet that I said so." This came about halfway through the show, in the middle of a rant against gay marriage, tweeted James Patterson, who was at the show. Something like two-thirds of the crowd walked out.

    Even more horrified than the audience were Yoshi's staffers. The manager, assistant club manager, and sound production engineer who were on duty shut down the show immediately, turning off the lights and cutting off the microphone, said Yoshi's representative Lisa Bautista. An apology was made and refunds were offered.



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    I remember her videos in the 1980s and then the early 1990s as the person many alt-folk fans peeved by Sinead tearing up the old Pope's pic flocked to.

    It appears she had some teenage issues (while in the LDS and moving around military bases) exacerbated by family disowning and rape. And she's been using fundamentalism to medicate it all ever since.

    Seems to me she'll now be able to join folks like Ted Nugent and Michael Richards on tour somewhere.
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    Mar 19, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/michelle-shocked-venues-begin-canceling-upcoming-events-after-god-hates-fags-rant/news/2013/03/18/62770

    The New Civil Rights Movement“When they stop Prop 8 and force priests at gunpoint to marry gays, it will be the downfall of civilization and Jesus will come back,” Shocked reportedly told the crowd last night:


    Bay Area ReporterDuring a brief intermission, Shocked tweeted: "Truth is leading to painful confrontation."

    But things started to fall apart for the signer during her second set, which she said was "all about reality." She immediately began a rant that left the audience stunned. She said she was tired of Christians hiding behind the cross.

    "When they stop Prop 8 and force priests at gunpoint to marry gays, it will be the downfall of civilization and Jesus will come back," she said.

    Loud gasps were heard from the audience. Many fans walked out.

    "I believe the Bible is the word of God," Shocked continued. More audience gasps were heard. More fans exited and some shouted pro-gay sentiments including "Gays deserve to marry," "That is a rotten and horrible thing to say," "Jesus loves people," and "Don't bash people for who they are."

    One woman shouted: "Don't say that shit in San Francisco."

    Shocked replied, "Where do I go to say it?"


    In response to audience reaction, Shocked offered a Spanish prayer that "God loves you. God loves us. God loves us all everywhere." Later, in English, she said: "God bless us everyone."

    Many fans questioned the singer out loud: "What are you saying?"

    With a broad smile, Shocked said. "You are going to leave here and tell people 'Michelle Shocked said God hates faggots.'"


    That comment produced more gasps and more departures. Two-thirds of the audience had walked out by this point. Some left the club; others retreated to the club's bar.

    It was then that the show ended.

    A Yoshi's manager announced, "Thank you for coming ladies and gentlemen. This show is over."

    "It's not over," Shocked protested and she continued to sing.
    Management cut off her microphone and shut off the stage lights. Shocked continued to sing for her few remaining fans.
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    Mar 19, 2013 10:10 PM GMT
    Yeah, this is what happens to has been no talents. Usually it's former TV stars, the big question should be, who cares?
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    Mar 19, 2013 10:46 PM GMT
    May she take her place with Anita Bryant, Carry Prejean, and all the other hater-has-been types.
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    Mar 20, 2013 1:39 PM GMT
    She can kiss her career goodbye. It appears her tour is canceling one city at a time.
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    Mar 20, 2013 1:43 PM GMT
    Who?
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    Mar 20, 2013 1:51 PM GMT
    Myol saidWho?


    You're better off not knowing! icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 20, 2013 2:08 PM GMT
    Myol saidWho?

    +1

    Never even heard of this woman, and considering she thinks that "God hates faggots" clearly shows she's a stupid person and knows nothing about God.
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    Mar 20, 2013 2:12 PM GMT
    Myol saidWho?
    This was my first response when I heard of it. Had no idea who this was, had never heard of her! LOL
    Career over, well except perhaps entertaining the good folks at the Westboro Church!
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    Mar 20, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
    The white girls at my dorm LOVED her in the 80s. And my land, do I mean LOVED. Straight, lesbian, bisexual, etc. Didn't matter. They wore that damm cassette tape out! Not so sure she loves any of them back now. icon_lol.gif I used to be like, "Do y'all wanna play Anchorage ("Keep Rockin' in New York") back, like, a seventh straight time, or...?"

    She's kinda sorta pulling off the reverse-evolution thing:

    WikiShocked put forward an ambiguous sexuality from the beginning of her career. Her music appealed to many people including lesbians.

    According to Gay 100 author Paul Russell, PhD, in 1989 she joked to a US broadcast television audience that the New Music Album of the Year award she won, beating out Tracy Chapman, Phranc, and the Indigo Girls, should have been called "Best Lesbian Vocalist". Shocked herself remembers that she joked the award "could have been called 'They Might Be Lesbians'".

    After an Earth Day performance in Chicago in April 1990, she gave an interview to Christie L. Nordhielm of Outlines, a Chicago newspaper for the gay community. Accompanied by journalist Bart Bull (DAYUMM EDIT: The guy she married later, then divorced, which I hear Gawd hatez too), she told Nordhielm she felt boxed in by listener expectations that she was either straight or gay; she said, "I would like a much broader definition for myself." She explained her wish to be politically and sexually subversive by saying, "I resent like hell that I was maybe 18 years old before I even heard the 'L' word. I mean, that's understood, growing up sheltered in a Mormon environment. But it would have made all the difference for me had I grown up knowing that the reason I didn't fit in, was because they hadn't told me there were more categories to fit into."

    She said she did not condone the outing activities engaged in by members of ACT UP. Since then, Shocked has been listed as bisexual in reference books.


    WikiIn the mid-1990s, Shocked joined the choir of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ. After attending for a number of years, she was born again. Since her religious conversion, Shocked has made a number of statements against homosexuality, linking this stance to her religious beliefs. In a 2008 interview with the Dallas Voice, a gay newspaper, she said that she would be "honored" to be called an "honorary lesbian" but added:


    There are some inconvenient truths that I'm now a born again, sanctified, saved-in-the-blood Christian. So much of what's said and done in the name of that Christianity is appalling. According to my Bible, which I didn't write, homosexuality is immoral. But homosexuality is no more or less a sin than fornication. And I'm a fornicator with a capital F."

    WikiLater statements in live performance have not included references to her own "fornication". While performing at the Wild Goose Festival in June 2011, a Christian event at which the inclusion of gay Christians was debated, Shocked responded to an audience member's question about homosexuality by saying "Who drafted me as a gay icon? You are looking at the world's greatest homophobe. Ask God what He thinks."
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    Mar 20, 2013 3:03 PM GMT
    NerdMonastery said
    Myol saidWho?

    +1

    Never even heard of this woman, and considering she thinks that "God hates faggots" clearly shows she's a stupid person and knows nothing about God.


    I never heard of her either and hope I'll have no reason to in the future.
    Sounds like a religious bigot.
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    Mar 20, 2013 3:07 PM GMT
    Yeah I have no idea who she is either but she sounds pretty crazy. Well, crazier than these people generally are anyway.
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    Mar 20, 2013 3:13 PM GMT
    She was pretty good, back in the day. I think I had her biggest CD in my collection at one point.
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    Mar 20, 2013 3:17 PM GMT
    Oh well, Shelly, there's always Uganda!

    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/after-homophobic-tirade-michelle-shocked-has-all-us-gigs-canceled-venues190313

    Gay Star NewsAfter homophobic tirade, Michelle Shocked has all US gigs canceled by venues

    Singer disinvited by clubs in Calfornia, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Illinois


    Anyone who did care, won't care now! lol Except probably TBN, Liberty Counsel, Focus on the Anus, the usual suspects...

    I've been waiting for her to desperately pull The Irony Card out for a couple days, and there it is:

    Joe.My.God.On Twitter, Shocked is claiming that her "God hates fags" comment was said in irony. She's also tweeted this: "Am neither against a woman's right to choose nor gay marriage. Am a fundamentalist tho."
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    Mar 23, 2013 3:38 PM GMT
    Well it got her press, albeit the wrong kind.
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    Mar 23, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    Michelle Bachman sings?
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    Mar 23, 2013 3:52 PM GMT
    Wiki'd her and still have no clue who she is...Recognized Tracy Chapman though.
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    Mar 23, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
    When I first heard about this last week, I thought, "Who kidnapped the real Michelle Shocked?" She had two AMAZING albums and many perfectly good ones, too: Short Sharp Shocked and Arkansas Traveler: Damn, they are great records. She always seemed as progressive thinking as any of the best of her tradition, like a post-punk Woody Guthrie. But I can't imagine Woody Guthrie saying stuff like Shel did last week.

    I guess the only thing that stays the same is change. Some things don't change for the better.
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    Mar 25, 2013 2:39 PM GMT
    I always thought she was a lesbian
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    Mar 25, 2013 2:41 PM GMT
    jerseywoof saidI always thought she was a lesbian


    Maybe she is and she just hates herself?

    Find it funny she was scheduled to play at a small bar in my little town here in the Rockies. If they hadn't canceled her I may have gone just to see the bitch
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    Mar 29, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    "Must... stay... RELEVANT! Ugghh!" [/batman]

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    "She was strummin' insane with her fingers... stinging her career with her words..." icon_razz.gif

    Santa Cruz SentinelFace covered and mouth taped shut, alternative folk and rock singer Michelle Shocked staged a sit in outside a Santa Cruz nightclub that canceled her show because she made an anti-gay slur at a San Francisco club earlier this month. The tape across her mouth said "Silenced By Fear." When asked a question, Shocked shook her head vigorously and strummed her guitar while seated on the ground outside popular music venue Moe's Alley. She pointed to a sign inviting people to pick up a Sharpie marker and write on the white disposable safety suit she was wearing.


    JoeMyGodThe owner of the venue commented: "We will not be bashing Michelle Shocked. Rather we will celebrate music, diversity and send some healing Santa Cruz energy her way."
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    Mar 29, 2013 2:37 PM GMT
    Someone I've never heard of has an opinion different from my own?! She will pay for her insolence!

    But seriously... who?
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    Mar 29, 2013 3:05 PM GMT
    A couple days before, she posted her kinda-sorta "taken out of context" apology followed by a transcript of the San Fran performance (Y'all know I love walls-o-text, and even I ain't postin' all of that):

    http://themusesantacruz.com/2013/03/25/after-a-week-of-silence-michelle-shocked-releases-an-apology-and-a-transcript-of-what-she-said-went-down-at-yoshis/

    MICHELLE SHOCKEDAs certain of my remarks have, I believe, been taken out of context, I am providing, to anyone still interested, as complete a transcript as I can of what actually happened during my encore at Yoshi’s, based on the bootleg first posted by the San Francisco Bay Guardian on March 18. Nothing has been edited out, and any further corrections are welcome. The only liberty I’ve taken is to highlight those words, in bold, pointing to intentions which were misinterpreted at the time, and have since remained obscure.

    Of course the fault for that is completely my own, and I can not and do not blame anyone for defending the gay community.
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    Mar 29, 2013 3:37 PM GMT
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    Myol saidWho?

    +1

    Never even heard of this woman, and considering she thinks that "God hates faggots" clearly shows she's a stupid person and knows nothing about God.


    +1