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Michelle Shocked

Michelle allegedly said some offensive things on stage in San Francisco over the weekend. That led to a lot of bad press and show cancellations for the singer who now has released a statement which you can read in full below...

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UPDATE: Michelle issued a statement.

Michelle Shocked

Michelle Shocked has gone silent after a homophobic rant at a San Francisco concert Sunday night that has left her without a U.S. tour. Ten out of eleven of her upcoming concert dates have been canceled by the venues themselves, Billboard has confirmed.

Clubs from Santa Cruz, CA to Evanston, IL have pulled Shocked from their schedules. Meander's Kitchen in Seattle nixed her April 26th show "due to her homophobic performance in San Francisco last night, during which she actually said 'God Hates Fags,'" the club wrote on Facebook. [Billboard]

We don't know much about Michelle, who has since responded with a few tweets, but according to Wikipedia, she went from possibly being gay or bisexual herself to being a born again Christian (and not gay?). She (ironically?) showed her support of Occupy Wall Street at a concert in NYC in 2012.

UPDATE: Michelle issued a statement.

The list of shows she was just booted from, SPACE in IL included, is below...

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UPDATE: This happened.

Occupy Wall Street

In recognition of Occupy Wall Street's first anniversary there will be a concert, from the Occupy Guitarmy folks who are looking to educate Jay-Z to the OWS cause outside his first show at the Barclays Center, will be held in New York's Foley Square today (9/16) featuring Tom Morello, Jello Biafra, Michelle Shocked, Lee Ranaldo, Das Racist's Kool A.D., My Brightest Diamond, and more.

The concert starts at 1 PM, following at march from the West Village and will be an open jam, playing classic protest songs like Woodie Gutherie's "This Land Is Your Land," Florence Reece's "Which Side Are You On?" as well as more modern sing-a-longs like Cee lo Green's "Fuck You." More info at the OccupyGuitarmy website.

UPDATE: This happened.