Singer stages sit-in after anti-gay rant backlash

US singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked. Photo / Supplied
US singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked. Photo / Supplied

Alternative folk and rock singer Michelle Shocked is staging a sit-in outside one of several nightclubs that canceled her show after she made an anti-gay slur.

Shocked's show scheduled for Thursday evening in Santa Cruz had been canceled, along with several others, after the singer's slur at a San Francisco concert more than a week ago.

She appeared outside Moe's Alley wearing tape across her mouth that read "Silenced By Fear.''

When asked a question, Shocked shook her head vigorously and pointed to a sign inviting people to pick up a Sharpie marker and write on the white disposable safety suit she was wearing.

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