Singer Michelle Shocked makes anti-gay slur

Singer Michelle Shocked makes anti-gay slur at San Francisco concert; other shows canceled

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Alternative folk and rock singer Michelle Shocked has had several shows canceled after making an anti-gay slur at a concert in San Francisco.

Yoshi's San Francisco Director of Marketing Lisa Bautista told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Shocked had just begun her second set on Sunday night when she made comments that included the slur.

The venue muted her microphone, dimmed the lights and announced that the show was over.

Bautista said she was told people in the audience asked Shocked to stop and walked out.

Shocked was scheduled to perform at the Hopmonk Tavern in Novato on March 29, but the Marin Independent Journal reports the show was canceled.

At least four other shows have also been canceled.

Request for comment sent via email to Shocked and her manager were not immediately returned.

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