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Alt-Folk Singer Michelle Shocked Tells SF Audience 'God Hates Fags', Inspires Mass Walk-Out

Alt-folk singer Michelle Shocked is making headlines after reports she went on an anti-gay tirade during the second half of her show at San Francisco club Yoshi, Meow Online reports:

ShockedMichelle Shocked, known for living up to her surname, cleared out San Francisco club Yoshi’s last night, and shut down the venue, after she went on an anti-gay tirade, which she summed up by saying, ”You can go on Twitter and say ‘Michelle Shocked says God hates fags.’”


Matt Penfield, onstage live-tweeting the performance for Shocked was, well, shocked.

“Eerie foreshadowing at Michelle Shocked show,” Penfield said. “before the show she talked about how ‘people seem like your friends then they turn on you.’”

Her first set was “all cool. 2nd set, she got up went full hate speech,” he tweeted.

Shocked's Facebook page describes her as "your average anarchist skateboard punk rock born again Christian."

Last night she tweeted: "Truth is leading to painful confrontation #shortsharpshocked".

Video of the incident has yet to appear online.

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  1. Raised a Mormon and a convert to being born again, she is just another self hating closet case twisted into something sick by the LDS and evangelical churches.

    Posted by: Cam | Mar 18, 2013 6:26:31 PM

  2. I guess that means we're supposed to believe this means she's straight--right?

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Mar 18, 2013 6:26:56 PM

  3. I've said it over and over again and I'll repeat it here: nobody on earth is meaner than those who think themselves righteous.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Mar 18, 2013 6:27:50 PM

  4. Hope this comes back to bite her in the butt!!!

    Posted by: Jayson | Mar 18, 2013 6:29:50 PM

  5. So who's the lesbian in the picture?

    Posted by: Michael | Mar 18, 2013 6:30:28 PM

  6. Could she be more of a closet dyke?
    Yoshi's should give people their money back and she might want to STFU otherwise she might get her pretty face smashed in to shut her up. Time for her to get back to being a closet case in Utah and not perform in venues where she HATES and DEMEANS her audience. Just a tip.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Mar 18, 2013 6:31:19 PM

  7. I'd never heard of her until now. Maybe she was just looking for publicity. I mean, hey, it got her a post here and probably on other blogs, too.

    Posted by: Ryan | Mar 18, 2013 6:33:30 PM

  8. No no no no... I said FIGS. I HATE FIGS. Seriously, people...

    Posted by: God | Mar 18, 2013 6:35:37 PM

  9. same krapola we endured from Donna Summer. She lived to eat her words. But not much longer. hate's bad for the soul--especially self-hate.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Mar 18, 2013 6:37:25 PM

  10. There's an article on the incident at
    and it seems that she is in even more trouble - a show of hers in Novato scheduled for March 29 was canceled due to her behavior at Yoshi's.

    After her outburst, Yoshi's staff cut her microphone and shut off the (stage) lights. About 2/3 of the audience walked out, and Yoshi's offered an apology and refunds. Yoshi's staff was apparently even more horrified than the audience.

    Posted by: Bill | Mar 18, 2013 6:38:33 PM

  11. Poor lady. She thought she was communicating messages from a burning bush, but really it was fourth stage syphilis.

    Posted by: Thomas | Mar 18, 2013 6:46:18 PM

  12. As far as "doing it for publicity" - any press she may get from this incident can't possibly balance the loss of the small, devoted fanbase that has followed her for thirty years.

    What a terrible shame.

    Posted by: Distingue Traces | Mar 18, 2013 6:51:42 PM

  13. Another closeted weirdo. Hope she had fun destroying whatever career she had last night.

    Posted by: Francis | Mar 18, 2013 6:55:09 PM

  14. That's right Michelle-your imaginary friend is all about HATE; great way to get your fairy tale out to the masses!

    Posted by: nick | Mar 18, 2013 6:57:59 PM

  15. A GOOD REMINDER that people often run to phony "Christian" religions because they want to not think about their own demons

    Posted by: Bob | Mar 18, 2013 6:58:45 PM

  16. I love when Christian rockers, metal bands, and other singers try and act like being a Christian is cool. They're pathetic attempts at relevancy to my generation and trying to do things they view as 'cool' (such as Christian dubstep - yes for real) always falls flat. This creep reminds of one. Go back to your rathole of a church darling.

    Posted by: Chris | Mar 18, 2013 7:00:04 PM

  17. "No no no no... I said FIGS. I HATE FIGS. Seriously, people...

    Posted by: God | Mar 18, 2013 6:35:37 PM"

    Considering the silly uses that people have put fig leaves to, I can understand your position.

    Posted by: Rich | Mar 18, 2013 7:01:29 PM

  18. Even I have heard of her, but i suspect we won't be hearing of her much longer.

    Posted by: Ben in Oakland | Mar 18, 2013 7:09:22 PM

  19. Our success is SO annoying to them.

    We are a swarm of mosquitoes.

    It's delightful.

    Posted by: Randy | Mar 18, 2013 7:19:04 PM

  20. I can't image doing this in San Francisco, of all places. She must have mental issues, because doing this will probably ruin her career.

    Posted by: | Mar 18, 2013 7:19:55 PM

  21. Well, this particular fag hates god, so I suppose we're even.

    Birth being a traumatic experience, it's easy to understand why those who choose to suffer through it "again" come out so damaged. Clearly forcing her adult-sized head through Jesus' uterus has done permanent damage to Shocked's brain.

    Posted by: Bryan | Mar 18, 2013 7:20:58 PM

  22. I hear NOM is looking for a musical act for their hate march.

    Posted by: Sam | Mar 18, 2013 7:29:00 PM

  23. According to Wikipedia, she's been living openly as lesbian before 1990, but she also married a man in 1992 and divorced him in 2004.

    Either she drank the ex-gay Kool-Aid, or she's trying too hard to get attention.

    Posted by: Firestorm | Mar 18, 2013 7:29:29 PM

  24. As usual, another "Christian" who seems to ignore just what her own bible has to say about those with hate in their heart.

    Posted by: LiamB | Mar 18, 2013 7:37:22 PM

  25. LDS + LSD = MS2013

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 18, 2013 7:37:54 PM

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