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Michelle Shocked Has Sit-In At Canceled Show Following Anti-Gay Rant

March 29th, 2013 9:54am EDT
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Following her alleged homophobic rant at a concert earlier this month, Michelle Shocked staged a bizarre sit-in outside a venue that canceled her gig.

On March 17, Shocked ranted about gay marriage during a concert at Yoshi's in San Francisco, Calif., saying: "When they stop Prop 8 (the legislation outlawing same-sex marriage in California) and force priests at gunpoint to marry gays, it will be the downfall of civilization, and Jesus will come back."

Even though she later apologized for her commentary, several venues canceled her subsequent shows.

On Thursday night she showed up to Moe'...
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Michelle Shocked 'Very Sorry' For 'Misinterpreted' Anti-Gay Comments At San Francisco Gig

March 21st, 2013 8:18am EDT
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After a huge amount of fan and media backlash, folk singer Michelle Shocked has issued a statement apologizing for the homophobic remarks she made at a recent concernt in San Fransisco, Calif., insisting her words were misunderstood.

On Sunday night she stunned concert goers at Yoshi's when she went into an anti-gay marriage tirade during her performance. Bosses at the venue pulled the plug on her show, and 10 other club owners around the country subsequently canceled her upcoming gigs.

The born-again Christian claims she was only repeating the views of certain members of the church commu...
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Concert Promoters Cancel Michelle Shocked Shows After Anti-Gay Marriage Rant

March 20th, 2013 8:21am EDT
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Several of singer Michelle Shocked's tour dates have been canceled as a direct result of her homophobic remarks at a concert in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday night.

Ten of the 11 gigs she had scheduled for the remainder of March through April have been axed after the born-again Christian slammed gay marriage at Yoshi's, according to Billboard.com.

Shocked reportedly said during the gig: "When they stop Prop 8 (law outlawing same sex marriage in California) and force priests at gunpoint to marry gays, it will be the downfall of civilisation, and Jesus will come back... You can go on Twi...
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Folk Singer Michelle Shocked Stuns Fans With Anti-Gay Tirade At San Francisco Gig

March 19th, 2013 8:59am EDT
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During a live performance in San Francisco on Sunday, folk singer Michelle Shocked stunned fans with a homophobic tirade in which she encouraged concert goers to discourage same-sex marriage.

Shocked's comments prompted many fans to walk out of the venue, Yoshi's. She reportedly ranted that gay marriage would be be "the downfall of civilization" and told the audience to promote Proposition 8, the voter initiative that outlawed gay marriage in California.

"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. Y...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 24

February 24th, 2007 3:00am EST
Edward James Olmos
Happy Birthday to Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt (1981), quarterback Jeff Garcia (1970), late comedian Mitch Hedberg (1968; d. 2005), "Titanic" actor Billy Zane (1966), singer Michelle Shocked (1962), musician Sammy Kershaw (1958), "Battlestar Galactica" commander Edward James Olmos (1947), English musician Rupert Holmes (1947), "Spin City" actor Barry Bostwick (1945), "Uncle" Junior Soprano Dominic Chianese (1931), "Animal House" dean John Vernon (1932; d. 2005), "Law & Order" actor Steven Hill (1922), 'living' actor Abe Vigoda (1921), screen actor Zachary Scott (1914; d. 1965), '...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 24

February 24th, 2006 3:00am EST
Edward James Olmos
Happy Birthday to Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt (1981), quarterback Jeff Garcia (1970), late comedian Mitch Hedberg (1968; d. 2005), "Titanic" actor Billy Zane (1966), singer Michelle Shocked (1962), musician Sammy Kershaw (1958), "Battlestar Galactica" commander Edward James Olmos (1947), English musician Rupert Holmes (1947), "Spin City" actor Barry Bostwick (1945), "Uncle" Junior Soprano Dominic Chianese (1931), "Animal House" dean John Vernon (1932; d. 2005), "Law & Order" actor Steven Hill (1922), 'living' actor Abe Vigoda (1921), screen actor Zachary Scott (1914; d. 1965), '...
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