Michelle Shocked, known for living up to her surname, cleared out San Francisco club Yoshi’s last night, and shut down the venue, after she went on an anti-gay tirade, which she summed up by saying, “You can go on Twitter and say ‘Michelle Shocked says God hates fags.’”
And they did.
Yes, according to folks who were there – and Twitter – she really did say this – in San Francisco of all places!
Matt Penfield, onstage live-tweeting the performance for Shocked was, well, shocked.
“Eerie foreshadowing at Michelle Shocked show,” Penfield said. “before the show she talked about how ‘people seem like your friends then they turn on you.’”
Her first set was “all cool. 2nd set, she got up went full hate speech,” he tweeted.
Another audience member, @lisahubbert said, “wow, she’s a total bigot and said so on stage. It was unreal. We had to leave. I am so disappointed.”
@anile02 who was also there offered this: “She said she lives in fear that the world will be destroyed if gays are allowed to marry.”
“In retrospect seemed clear that she designed the show to deliver this message,” tweeted Penfield’s wife, Christine.
Stay tuned for more details as they appear.