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Michelle Shocked tweets she’ll show up at cancelled event; venue says don’t bother

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Embattled folk singer Michelle Shocked, who last weekend stunned a San Francisco audience with an anti-gay rant, tweeted Friday that she still plans to appear at a California club on Saturday, even though the venue cancelled her appearance due to her homophobic remarks.

McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, Calif. Source

Shocked announced that she would appear Saturday night at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, Calif., for a “speaking engagement” on the subject of “Effects of Gay-Bashing on the L.A. Mayoral Race” — much to the surprise of the venue’s management, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

“She is not welcome at McCabe’s,” said the venue’s angry concert director, Lincoln Myerson, who had just learned about Shocked’s vow — or threat — to show up after he got calls regarding the singer’s mysterious tweet.

On Monday, the guitar shop and concert venue joined nearly every other club on her itinerary in canceling her planned show after the singer’s alleged anti-gay comments at the opening gig of the tour Sunday night in San Francisco led to mass walkouts and media furor.

Myerson said that McCabe’s has not heard from Shocked, despite repeated attempts to reach her before and since cancelling her show. He added that, as of a couple days ago, none of the other halls or clubs that had canceled her shows had heard a peep out of the her either.

On Sunday night, during an exchange with audience members minutes into her second set at Yoshi’s San Francisco, Shocked said, “If someone would be so gracious as to please tweet out, ‘Michelle Shocked just said from stage, God hates faggots.’ Would you do it now?”

Her remarks, which included her opposition to same-sex marriage, led to most of the audience walking out of the venue. (Audio of the exchange is here.)

Reaction to Shocked’s performance was swift. In the 48 hours that followed, ten of the eleven venues, remaining on Shocked’s U.S. tour — including McCable’s — cancelled her performance, citing the San Francisco incident. The remaining venue said Shocked herself cancelled that performance.

In a statement issued late Tuesday, Shocked claimed her remarks were “misinterpreted.”

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31 more reader comments:

  1. This nut job is spiraling out of control. Go crawl back under that rock you came from. You’re done.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:47pm
  2. Lmao Get off the stage, b**ch, I was booked first! And God hates you!

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:48pm
  3. She decided to pull that stunt in SF of ALL places? What an idiot. I’m so glad to see the venues pulling together on this one and cancelling her shows. It’s hard to land gigs as an indie musician…Give it to someone with a little bit of an open heart.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:48pm
  4. Bigot…Go away with your mental problems!!!

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:49pm
  5. bwuhahaha, that’s what you got. I know people will hate me for it. Danm straight…. and you won’t get your gigs either! >:D

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:49pm
  6. Lol damn idiot?!!!

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:50pm
  7. Btw, this self loathing no hit bigot is gettin too much exposure for spreading hate.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:51pm
  8. Michele Bachmann was so yesterday….yawn……someone more interesting, please..

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:56pm
  9. she can tag along the Phelps clan and be their opening act

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:56pm
  10. LOL, UHM,,, Bi Bi BE-ATCH,

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:57pm
  11. Arrest her for trespassing, please.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:57pm
  12. Now it’s just sad.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 3:02pm
  13. Who in the world is Michelle Shocked? Never even heard of this woman before this.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 3:02pm
  14. LMAO I think she has the last laugh as a nobody that no one had heard of or cared about now daily is being discussed…

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 3:07pm
  15. now this closet case is just making a fool of herself. she needs to come to grips with the fact that her big mouth and her warped beliefs screwed up her career. give it up go work at wallmart or something.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 3:10pm
  16. good for the venues

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 3:22pm
  17. ^^With what little career she had, I didn’t even know about her until her rant

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 3:23pm
  18. I still have no idea just who this nobody is, but she does provide quality entertainment and quite a bit of schadenfreude.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 3:25pm
  19. Now if we can only do the same to the teaGaggers!

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 3:42pm
  20. Wow this says how much of a stuck up bitch she is.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 3:46pm
  21. This is really not the way to go out in history…..Pitiful and sad.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 3:48pm
  22. Homophobic much? Get over yourself…

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 4:05pm
  23. Her ass is gonna get arrested for trespassing. Film at 11…

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 4:20pm
  24. Open mouth, ruin career. I feel no pity for her. Only disgust!

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 4:27pm
  25. Claiming her remarks were misinterpreted, what a lying p.o.s. I listened to the audio and its quite clear.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 4:36pm
  26. michelle should be looking for a new career about NOW

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 4:40pm
  27. I think she might be losing her mind, poor thing.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 6:03pm
  28. Never heard of her and don’t plan on finding out who she is. What an ass.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 6:48pm
  29. I never heard of her either but she sure seen to shoot herself in the foot and not she is trying to dig the bullet out.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 6:57pm
  30. She is a douche canoe.

    Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:35pm
  31. Agree with BZ… She is back pedaling now, but it’s very clear what she said, and what she meant. I’ve commented quite a bit, but I think I am done. We all need to just forget about her. End of career, done, finis.

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 10:10am