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Michelle Shocked Stages Masked, Gagged Sit-In at Santa Cruz Venue That Canceled Her Show: VIDEO

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Michelle Shocked showed up to Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz, which canceled her show over her anti-gay rant. She wore a mask over her head, tape over her mouth, and taped several hastily scrawled signs to the wall before sitting down on the cement and strumming her guitar.

Watch a video shot by someone at Shocked's impromptu protest, AFTER THE JUMP...

Silenced_shockedThe Santa Cruz Sentinel reports:

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.

Earlier in the day, she had tweeted her plans: "Moe's in S Cruz tonight ok? Its an art project 'My Summer Vacation' I want your autograph. Bring Sharpie."

Moe's Alley owner Bill Welch, who talked with Shocked as she strummed her guitar outside his club, had replaced her with bands Beaver Fever and Frootie Flavors.

Watch a video shot by someone at Shocked's impromptu protest, AFTER THE JUMP...

(image santacruz.com)

BTW, this is what she said about Prop 8:

"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...You can go on Twitter and say, 'Michelle Shocked says God hates fags.'"

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  1. Has anyone given 2 shits about her since the early 90s? Her music sucked then, and she's a nut job now. Sashay away.

    Posted by: Mark in ATX | Mar 29, 2013 12:01:51 PM


  2. Has anyone given 2 shits about her since the early 90s? Her music sucked then, and she's a nut job now. Sashay away.

    Posted by: Mark in ATX | Mar 29, 2013 12:01:53 PM


  3. It just doesnt make sense from an artist standpoint to begin with. I mean why would you cut out half of your audience by saying these things in the first place. If there is one thing I know, its that gay and lesbian people buy music too. So why would you alienate that audience.
    And then to go on and try to justify your words by protesting outside of a club that doesnt even want you there. Its just stupid. I just dont get why she would expect us to respect her because she said what she feels. Free speech is free, but that doesnt mean the rest of your audience feels the same way. And because of this, you end a career. But its ok, I suppose the westboro baptist church, kkk, and chick fil A will all still buy your albums. That might sell her 100 copies or so.

    Posted by: jeremy | Mar 29, 2013 12:08:55 PM


  4. She's being "silenced" even though she has no right to be on that property and the club owner is graciously allowing her to sit there and put up posters on his building. And she has Facebook, YT, Twitter and the whole internet to express her views. And she had the whole media trying to get her to express herself last week, when she preferred to go silent for days on end.

    Posted by: Dave | Mar 29, 2013 12:09:33 PM


  5. The one week I'm not in Santa Cruz! I totally would have let this woman have a piece of my mind had I been around.

    Posted by: MateoM | Mar 29, 2013 12:13:26 PM


  6. The one week I'm not in Santa Cruz! I totally would have let this woman have a piece of my mind had I been around.

    Posted by: MateoM | Mar 29, 2013 12:13:34 PM


  7. Yep, sounds like she is on the express train to crazyville. Reminds me of when Sean Young donned her Catwoman suit when she was passed over for the role.

    Posted by: G McGinnis | Mar 29, 2013 12:15:18 PM


  8. Michelle, hon, give it up. You screwed up your career big time. Pulling stunts like this show us that you KNOW you screwed up your career big time and now you're playing the "victim card". Let it go. Grab your bible. Head out to all those evangie-fundie church suppers and socials and those things called "christian nite clubs". Then, pass the hat around because that's the only way you're gonna support yourself and keep your tattered, shattered career going.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Mar 29, 2013 12:24:20 PM


  9. Welcome to "free speech" Michelle. You're free to be and say bigoted things, others right to respond by not inviting you around (paying you) to say those same things when they don't want to hear them. Freedom is a two way street and You just got hit by the free speech bus.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Mar 29, 2013 12:28:13 PM


  10. Ya know, if it were me I'd be finding a nice quiet tropical place to work on my next album and try to get out of the spotlight for a while.

    Why are so many entertainers also attention whores? Oh... never mind. I figured it out.

    Posted by: johnny | Mar 29, 2013 12:46:36 PM


  11. I have some sympathy for Michelle Shocked. She's had enough electro-therapy to power your iPad into the next millenium. I also have to add that all that crazy was fueled by religion.

    No matter the cause you eventually have to cut ties. On some level ALL religion is a bit crazy. "Some omnipotent being bibbety-bobbety-booed the universe into being, but he really really needs your praise because He has some self-esteem issues.

    Posted by: Caliban | Mar 29, 2013 12:50:45 PM


  12. I have some sympathy for Michelle Shocked. She's had enough electro-therapy to power your iPad into the next millenium. I also have to add that all that crazy was fueled by religion.

    No matter the cause you eventually have to cut ties. On some level ALL religion is a bit crazy. "Some omnipotent being bibbety-bobbety-booed the universe into being, but he really really needs your praise because He has some self-esteem issues.

    Posted by: Caliban | Mar 29, 2013 12:50:46 PM


  13. Dear Michele, maybe you and Buju Banton could duet?

    Posted by: Hagatha | Mar 29, 2013 1:04:00 PM


  14. You know, lady, just clarify your position. There is easily enough confusion around this to allow for a do-over.

    So do-over: WHAT IS YOUR DEAL WITH GAYS?

    If you hate em, great, there is a whole folk-hate scene you can glom onto and we can all hate you.

    If you don't, first apologize for being a total moron with no handle over the English language, then do some benefit gigs and write a song about all of it.

    I for one will continue to not know you exist, which by the way, it's really annoying to hear and see a non-existent person flopping around.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Mar 29, 2013 1:16:41 PM


  15. sign should read silenced by my own bigotry and hate

    Posted by: walter | Mar 29, 2013 1:22:03 PM


  16. Isn't the attire for these sort of things usually a white sheet? And isn't the hood usually taller and cone shaped? Is she trying to modernize the look?

    Posted by: JJ | Mar 29, 2013 1:33:05 PM


  17. Keep digging that hole, Michelle. You're halfway to Australia by now.

    Posted by: Firestorm | Mar 29, 2013 1:36:29 PM


  18. Girl's nuttier than a jar of chunky peanut butter.

    Posted by: BearlyBob | Mar 29, 2013 11:30:02 AM

    LOL

    Posted by: Mozz's | Mar 29, 2013 2:52:22 PM


  19. She looks better that way. And she already sounds more enlightened.

    Posted by: Douglas | Mar 29, 2013 3:45:39 PM


  20. She already sounds more enlightened. Hopefully the gag will also prevent her from swallowing her tongue.

    Posted by: Douglas | Mar 29, 2013 4:05:36 PM


  21. I pity her. She is obviously not mentally sane

    Posted by: jjose712 | Mar 29, 2013 4:52:50 PM


  22. It's time you reconsidered going back on the shock therapy table, Michelle. Seemed to do you some good the first time around.

    Posted by: trg | Mar 29, 2013 5:30:59 PM


  23. Poor thing.

    But was there ever a clearer case of doing it to yourself?

    Posted by: UFFDA | Mar 29, 2013 5:42:34 PM


  24. She has a right to express her views but that creepy get up just makes her look nuts

    Posted by: jaragon | Mar 29, 2013 5:51:15 PM


  25. Agreed.....she has become a professional victim.
    Good Luck.
    We don't give a $hit.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 29, 2013 6:58:23 PM


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