Here’s some of the back and forth between Michelle Shocked and her audience that took place during the second set at Yoshi’s club in San Francisco the night of her anti-gay tirade.
In a letter to the public released last night, Shocked said:
I do not, nor have I ever, said or believed that God hates homosexuals (or anyone else). I said that some of His followers believe that. I believe intolerance comes from fear, and these folks are genuinely scared. 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. The show was all music, and the audience tweets said they enjoyed it. The commentary came about ten minutes later, in the encore.”
“I was predicting the absurd way my description of, my apology for, the intolerant would no doubt be misinterpreted.”
Are you buying this? Sounds like some backpedaling horseshit to me.
Listen. Shocked’s fans seem heartbroken and furious as they confront their falling star.