Michelle Shocked slur
It was so hateful and at odds with the liberal message her fans have come to expect that the performance was shut down by the venue’s owner mid-set. Hordes of audience members had already begun to funnel out in disgust.....thedailybeast.
Now, Shocked seems to have scuttled any chance at reviving her music career—and completed a shocking evolution from implicit lesbian to gay-hating zealot.
“You can go on Twitter and say Michelle Shocked said ‘God hates fags,’” the singer railed, from the stage, according to witnesses, the conclusion of a monologue about the evils of gay marriage and overturning California’s Proposition 8, which legally defines marriage as a union between a woman and man. “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.”
To add insult to, well, insult, Shocked was performing in the very liberal—and very gay friendly—San Francisco. The operator of the venue, Yoshi’s, interrupted the performance, saying that, as a gay man, he could not allow Shocked to continue and demanded she leave the stage. He was likely as confused as many of her fans were. What had happened to the open, anti-establishment, progressive Michelle Shocked they had fallen in love with?