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(Chicago Trib)   Singer Michelle Shocked shocks San Francisco audience with anti-gay rant, tells people to spread the word; future show venues drop her like a crazy hot potato   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 174
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2013-03-18 11:59:10 PM  
Who?
 
2013-03-19 12:27:44 AM  
I don't know but of all places for an anti-gay rant, I don't think San Francisco is the best choice.
 
2013-03-19 12:48:47 AM  

SilentStrider: Who?


I always thought she was a lesbian. Oh wait, she was born again recently?
ROFL

What an arsehole.
 
2013-03-19 12:53:05 AM  
Texas crazy wins out in the end.
 
2013-03-19 01:00:28 AM  
I thought she was gay.
 
2013-03-19 01:10:00 AM  

ox45tallboy: I don't know but of all places for an anti-gay rant, I don't think San Francisco is the best choice.


If you are going to go, go big.
 
2013-03-19 01:29:09 AM  

namatad: I always thought she was a lesbian. Oh wait, she was born again recently?


To be fair, wouldn't getting born again require her to be in close proximity to someone's vagina?
 
2013-03-19 01:45:51 AM  
This is really sad. It looks like she has early onset religious dementia.
 
2013-03-19 01:51:00 AM  
Unfortunately, this controversy will probably help her career.
 
2013-03-19 01:57:18 AM  

SilentStrider: Who?


Miss Shell Shocked
 
2013-03-19 01:58:27 AM  
I'm calling it now: Self-hating lesbian who turned born-again as a way of overcompensating. Not that I've ever heard of this person before, but at this point, homophobes' motivations are about as diverse as romantic comedies' plots.
 
2013-03-19 01:59:13 AM  

Atomic Spunk: Unfortunately, this controversy will probably help her career.


Worked for Eric Clapton
 
2013-03-19 01:59:15 AM  
Way to go, Michelle.  Either you're whoring out your spirituality for publicity or you're sincerely a bigot and a solid reason why more and more Americans are actively grouping Christianity with fundamentalist Islam.

Either way, Jesus would probably not like you very much.
 
2013-03-19 02:04:29 AM  

SilentStrider: Who?


This.
 
2013-03-19 02:04:35 AM  
born-again ChristianWhen middle-age reaches; some people discover religion and get stupid!
 
2013-03-19 02:07:48 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-19 02:08:40 AM  
Man, Bob Dylan gets religion and we get a lot of songs with awesome gospel style layered over blues about how quitting drugs is hard and getting your life back on track is painful but worthwhile.  The Beatles get (strange) religion, and you get five-minute sitar ballads about how everyone should relax and get along and shiat.

Stupid pop-rock bullshiat kiddies get religion and we get rants about evil homosexuals.

That's a pretty good illustration of why modern music has kinda gone downhill since the 80s, I think.  The singers just aren't real people with actual life experiences and problems and so on anymore.
 
2013-03-19 02:09:26 AM  

ox45tallboy: I don't know but of all places for an anti-gay rant, I don't think San Francisco is the best choice.


Came here to say that.  Maybe she decided it was time for a career change.  I hear Arby's is hiring.
 
2013-03-19 02:23:51 AM  
I'm guessing most the posters here are under 30 or just weren't into the 80s indie scene. Michelle Shocked was (was) a fairly big name once.
 
2013-03-19 02:24:24 AM  

SilentStrider: Who?


Not KD Lang. The other one who looks like a man.
 
2013-03-19 02:24:44 AM  
Anyone else open the article and think it was from the Lilith fair or an indigo girls concert, I opened and judged book by cover and thought lesbian folk artist
 
2013-03-19 02:26:08 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: I thought she was gay.


me too. maybe im thnking an difranco
 
2013-03-19 02:26:51 AM  
Wait...someone explain why being gay is somehow special and deserving of any attention.
 
2013-03-19 02:30:42 AM  
Add me to the thought she was a lesbian group.
 
2013-03-19 02:30:45 AM  

Spad31: Wait...someone explain why being gay is somehow special and deserving of any attention.


Explain to me how you came to the conclusion that anyone in this thread said that gays are special and/or deserve attention.
 
2013-03-19 02:31:39 AM  

OgreMagi: ox45tallboy: I don't know but of all places for an anti-gay rant, I don't think San Francisco is the best choice.

Came here to say that.  Maybe she decided it was time for a career change.  I hear Arby's Fred Phelps is hiring.

 
2013-03-19 02:37:00 AM  

Atomic Spunk: Unfortunately, this controversy will probably help her career.


Look for her to release a country music CD in the near future.
 
2013-03-19 02:37:25 AM  
Hey biatch, despite your irrational hatred my two male friends are married. Die. Oh, and you look like a bitter lesbian, good luck with that.
 
2013-03-19 02:38:48 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: Self-hating lesbian who turned born-again as a way of overcompensating.


She's been a born again for years now, and she was raised Mormon. And yes that strengthens your point.
 
2013-03-19 02:45:45 AM  

Spad31: Wait...someone explain why being gay is somehow special and deserving of any attention.


Not sure if straw man...
 
2013-03-19 02:49:18 AM  

thisiszombocom: an difranco


she's bi
 
2013-03-19 02:51:29 AM  
What a queer place to come out as anti-gay.....
 
2013-03-19 02:54:26 AM  
Whoa. Wait... Last time I heard anything about her she was a lesbian.

Now she's a born again Christian who hates homosexuals? And her music STILL sucks?

Sigh.
 
2013-03-19 02:57:45 AM  

WhyteRaven74: She's been a born again for years now, and she was raised Mormon. And yes that strengthens your point.


So, I just checked Wiki, since I didn't realise she had a career - and it has a whole paragraph debating whether or not she's gay, ending in a firm "Probably." Of course. When the only things I need to know are "Do they hate gay people," "Are they loud and obnoxious about it" and "Are they Christian"... Forget romantic comedies, friggin' Mario games have harder plots to guess.
 
2013-03-19 03:02:21 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: Forget romantic comedies, friggin' Mario games have harder plots to guess.


That is one of the most awesome sentences in the history of fark
 
2013-03-19 03:21:59 AM  

Atomic Spunk: Unfortunately, this controversy will probably help her career.


She went full Westboro. You never go full Westboro.
 
2013-03-19 03:23:33 AM  
...OH GOD THE COMMENTS I READ THE COMMENTS WHY DID I READ THE COMMENTS
 
2013-03-19 03:24:15 AM  

OgreMagi: ox45tallboy: I don't know but of all places for an anti-gay rant, I don't think San Francisco is the best choice.

Came here to say that.  Maybe she decided it was time for a career change.  I hear Arby's is hiring.


Er, um... Chik-Fil-A,
 
2013-03-19 03:44:27 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: I thought she was gay.


She was "Bi" but now she's born again.  The guy across the hall from me works at yoshi's  he said people were like :O :O did she just say.... :O then walked out and  the stage hands cut the lights and mic...  Those who didn't quite catch what she said were looking around saying what just happened...

You don't tug on Superman's cape,
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that ol' Lone Ranger
And you don't  be homophobic in 2013 ever
 
2013-03-19 03:46:08 AM  

inclemency: Hey biatch, despite your irrational hatred my two male friends are married. Die. Oh, and you look like a bitter lesbian, good luck with that.

 
2013-03-19 03:52:28 AM  

ox45tallboy: OgreMagi: ox45tallboy: I don't know but of all places for an anti-gay rant, I don't think San Francisco is the best choice.

Came here to say that.  Maybe she decided it was time for a career change.  I hear Arby's is hiring.

Er, um... Chik-Fil-A,


I stand corrected.
 
2013-03-19 03:52:30 AM  
Like many others, I thought she was gay. Still do, in fact. Whatever delusions she's under, Jesus-induced or otherwise, San Francisco was a poor choice of venues for sharing that opinion. Not that it would be any better in Mobile or Des Moines. That said, I would like more context than what was given in the article. It's second-hand info from a concert organizer. Maybe he missed the sarcasm. Probably not, but it'd still be good to have a better understanding of what prompted her to say what she did.
 
2013-03-19 03:54:18 AM  
Dayum, what a shame. I liked her music. Back in the day she was pretty righteous -- hard left-leaning, populist '80s folkie who even recorded a track ("Fogtown") with pro-queer punks MDC on her album "Short Sharp Shocked," on which front cover is a photo of her getting choked by a cop with his baton.

Michelle, I am disappoint. Go fark off to Topeka and the Phelpses, or go join those Warren Jeffs-worshipping freaks in Colorado City. Or better yet, rediscover that queer Anarchist folkie that you used to be, cast off the holy roller yoke and apologize to your fans.
 
2013-03-19 04:10:31 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Man, Bob Dylan gets religion and we get a lot of songs with awesome gospel style layered over blues about how quitting drugs is hard and getting your life back on track is painful but worthwhile.  The Beatles get (strange) religion, and you get five-minute sitar ballads about how everyone should relax and get along and shiat.

Stupid pop-rock bullshiat kiddies get religion and we get rants about evil homosexuals.

That's a pretty good illustration of why modern music has kinda gone downhill since the 80s, I think.  The singers just aren't real people with actual life experiences and problems and so on anymore.


David Dreiman would like a word with you.  (At least I like Disturbed and his new thing, Device I think it's called)

In other news, her 1st Amendment right to speak her stupid bigoted opinions has backfired with other people expressing their right to respond to her stupid bigoted opinions by ending her already failing career.  Would be even better if her manager dropped her too, but at some point some other anti-gay crusader will probably cry that she's being oppressed.
 
2013-03-19 04:16:17 AM  

nucular bum: Dayum, what a shame. I liked her music. Back in the day she was pretty righteous -- hard left-leaning, populist '80s folkie who even recorded a track ("Fogtown") with pro-queer punks MDC on her album "Short Sharp Shocked," on which front cover is a photo of her getting choked by a cop with his baton.

Michelle, I am disappoint. Go fark off to Topeka and the Phelpses, or go join those Warren Jeffs-worshipping freaks in Colorado City. Or better yet, rediscover that queer Anarchist folkie that you used to be, cast off the holy roller yoke and apologize to your fans.


From wikipedia:

"There are some inconvenient truths that I'm now a born again, sanctified, saved-in-the-blood Christian. So much of what's said and done in the name of that Christianity is appalling. According to my Bible, which I didn't write, homosexuality is immoral. But homosexuality is no more or less a sin than fornication. And I'm a fornicator with a capital F."

Shocked was arrested during the November 29, 2011, eviction of the Occupy Los Angelas movement.

She seems to be conflicted at the very least. There may have been more of a message she was trying to spout off who knows though.
 
2013-03-19 04:48:26 AM  

Hillbilly Jim: There may have been more of a message she was trying to spout off who knows though.


Or she was trying to say something else and brain-farted then froze, then ran off stage.

Or found even more god on stage and well, let it rip.

Still don't know who this person is though, and not going to bother now.  Just say your wiki reference and thought it was odd.
 
2013-03-19 04:49:07 AM  

omeganuepsilon: Just say


saw, damnit, saw
 
2013-03-19 05:18:59 AM  
I remember the more innocent times when she only complained that her record label wouldn't let her appear in blackface on the "Arkansas Traveler" album cover.
 
2013-03-19 05:33:31 AM  
wow...for someone who makes her career going to "women's music festivals" this was not a good move.
 
2013-03-19 05:45:47 AM  
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Cold in here?
 
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