Michelle Shocked shocks audience with anti-gay tirade

Michelle Shocked

Michelle Shocked, often assumed to be a lesbian, in days long before she preached homophobia in San Francisco (Photo: Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

BY CAVAN SIECZKOWSKI
Huffington Post Gay Voices

Gays, lesbians and straight folks alike were shocked by singer Michelle Shocked, who was most popular in the ’80s and ’90s, who went on a homophobic tirade over the weekend in San Francisco. Shocked was playing Sunday night at Yoshi’s, a San Francisco jazz club and restaurant. When she first took to the stage, things were fine; but during her second set, Shocked launched into an anti-gay rant. “You can go on Twitter and say Michelle Shocked said ‘God hates f-gs,’” the 51-year-old musician told the crowd, according to Queerty. 

In 1990, Shocked opened up about coming out and having a relationship with a woman. But the born-again Christian’s tune changed a decade later when she denied all gay labels. Shocked has since referred to herself as the “world’s greatest homophobe,” according to the Best of New Orleans blog.

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