Shocked Protests Club Cancellation

Singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked took another stab at living up to her name when she staged a protest outside a Santa Cruz, Calif., club that canceled her concert March 28.

Several venues have dropped Shocked’s shows in recent weeks after she made anti-gay comments during a performance at Yoshi’s in San Francisco.

The Santa Cruz club, Moe’s Alley, replaced Shocked’s performance with two local bands that support gay rights – Beaver Fever and Frootie Flavors – and the news was apparently pretty disappointing to Shocked.

The night of the show she dressed in a white disposable safety suit with her face covered and mouth taped shut. She sat out outside the venue strumming a guitar alongside signs that read “Does speech scare you that much?”

A few days later, Shocked appeared on Piers Morgan’s CNN program and offered an apology of sorts for her remarks in San Francisco.

“I admit I made a mistake, Piers,” Shocked said.  “If I had the chance to do it again, I don’t think I would have taken the audience up on their choice. I had presented an entire performance, and I framed it as ‘truth,’ and then I came back out for an encore, and they requested ‘reality.’ What has consequently taken place ever since then is my manifestation of how little I think of reality.”