Michelle Shocked, 51, shocked a venue in San Francisco, of all places, on Sunday night, when she launched into an anti-gay tirade:
You are going to leave here and tell people, "Michelle Shocked said God hates f-----s."
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,
Proposition 8 is the 2008 ballot initiative which changed California's constitution to ban same-sex marriages.
The majority of the crowd at Yoshi’s walked out of the concert. In addition, management shut the concert down early.
"Thank you for coming, ladies and gentlemen. This show is over," The club’s manager announced over the public address system.
With that, Shocked continued to sing, saying "It's not over."
However, Yoshi’s management cut off her microphone and turned off the stage lights.
On Monday, Yoshi's tweeted:
We at Yoshi’s SF do not & will not ever tolerate the type of bigotry & hatred exhibited last night by @MShocked. She will never be back.
The fallout began immediately, with the Hopmonk Tavern in nearby Novato saying it had canceled Shocked's March 29 concert.
The following concerts have also been confirmed as canceled.
- Cancelled: March 23, Santa Monica, Calif., McCabe's Guitar Shop
- Cancelled: March 28, Santa Cruz, CA, Moe's Alley
- Cancelled: March 29, Novato, Calif., Hopmonk Tavern
- Cancelled: April 24, Winters, Calif., Palm's Playhouse
- Cancelled: April 25, Portland, Ore., Alberta Rose Theater
- Cancelled: April 26, Seattle, Wash., Meander's Kitchen
- Cancelled: April 27, Eugene, Ore.
- Cancelled: May 3, Boulder, Colo.
- Cancelled: May 5, Evanston, Ill.