The Grammy-nominated singer reportedly made several anti-gay remarks during her performance, including “God hates f*gs.” The comments prompted most in the audience to get up and leave the venue. Representatives with Yoshi’s quickly responded by turning off Shocked’s mic and shutting down the show. “We at Yoshi’s SF do not and will not ever tolerate the type of bigotry and hatred exhibited last night. She will never be back,” was Yoshi’s response via Twitter.
Other venues also seemed to take swift action as many of Shocked’s other scheduled appearances on her 25th anniversary Short Sharp Shocked tour have already been canceled.
In an email to the San Francisco Chronicle, Cheryl Renee, who was Shocked’s PR person, said she “no longer works with Michelle Shocked” as of February 25. No official comment from Shocked, although she has re-tweeted quite a few messages on her Twitter account.
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