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Michelle Shocked aftershocks: SPACE cancels her upcoming concert

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Michelle Shocked
The Internet has been sharing the depressing, offensive news that once-popular folk-pop singer Michelle Shocked pushed herself even further toward irrelevance last night with some hateful comments at a performance at Yoshi's in San Francisco. Among other things she reportedly said that "God hates fags," and reportedly told the audience, "'You can go on Twitter and say 'Michelle Shocked says God hates fags.'" The singer was scheduled to perform at SPACE in Evanston on May 5, but in the wake of last night's incident the club has admirably canceled the date. On its Facebook page the venue posted the following this afternoon:

Many of you have reached out already following an ugly rant given by Michelle Shocked at her show in San Francisco last night. After speaking with the promoter of that show about the nature of the remarks, it's clear that this is no longer a show we're willing to put our name on. The May 5th performance at SPACE has been cancelled and refunds will be issued at point of purchase.

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