For a couple days I saw references to Michelle Shocked having told an audience “God hates fags” without bothering to read any of the articles. I vaguely remembered thinking that Shocked was a lesbian, so it seemed rather odd and I thought perhaps someone had misheard her or she meant it ironically or something. Apparently not.
Folk singer Michelle Shocked stunned a San Francisco audience on Sunday night after breaking into an anti-gay rant in which she said, “God hates fags.”
“You can go on Twitter and say ‘Michelle Shocked says God hates fags,’” she said, to a crowd at live-music venue Yoshi’s San Francisco.
“I live in fear,” added Shocked, “that the world will be destroyed if gays are allowed to marry.”
And this was in San Francisco, for crying out loud. As you can imagine, about 2/3 of the audience got up and walked out. And the club turned off her microphone, shut down the show and offered to refund the ticket price to those in attendance. Now most of the clubs she was scheduled to appear at over the next few weeks have canceled those shows too. Good career move!
By the way, I’ve been to Yoshi’s. It’s a good sushi restaurant in addition to having live music. I was there with my cousin David several years ago.