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San Fran audience shocked by musician's rant

Tue 19 Mar 2013 In: International News

Michelle definitely shocked An American folk musician named Michelle Shocked has literally shocked the audience at a San Francisco concert, where she said "God hates fags and you can tweet that I said so." The statement came during a rant the Grammy-nominated singer made against marriage equality. “When they stop Prop 8 and force priests at gunpoint to marry gays, it will be the downfall of civilization, and Jesus will come back,” she said. Witnesses say around two-thirds of the crowd walked out and staff at the venue, Yoshi’s, were horrified, shutting down the show immediately. "If it was intended to be satire or irony, she misread the audience reaction in San Francisco,” one man who was at the show tweeted. An apology was made and refunds were offered. NY Daily News says Shocked is a former “lefty” who converted to born-again Christianity in the 1990s. A number of upcoming shows have been cancelled.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 19th March 2013 - 4:36pm

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