Michelle Shocked tries to apologize for anti-gay rant in S.F., plus audio of her second set at Yoshi's 

click to enlarge Michelle Shocked tries to explain her anti-gay tirade in San Francisco . Listen to her rant below. - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • Michelle Shocked tries to explain her anti-gay tirade in San Francisco . Listen to her rant below.

Musician Michelle Shocked offered an apology for her ugly anti-gay diatribe Sunday at Yoshi’s San Francisco after news broke earlier Wednesday that the rest of her U.S. tour had been canceled.

KQED reported that it received a statement from the singer offering an explanation for Sunday’s tirade.

“I do not, nor have I ever, said or believed that God hates homosexuals [or anyone else],” the statement said. “I said that some of His followers believe that.”

Shocked continued, “When I said ‘Twitter that Michelle Shocked says God hates faggots,’ I was predicting the absurd way my description of, my apology for, the intolerant would no doubt be misinterpreted.”

Meanwhile, every upcoming venue has yanked her scheduled performances, and according to the Huffington Post a petition is going around to also get her European dates pulled.

Shocked, um, “shocked” the S.F. audience when she said “God hates faggots” and that gay marriage was going to destroy the world — especially since she has been supportive of progressive causes, including Occupy Wall Street.

But apparently this sentiment from the singer is nothing new. In 2011, according to the Gambit weekly newspaper in New Orleans, Shocked described herself as “the world’s greatest homophobe” while playing the Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina.


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