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)

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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