Tuesday, March 19, 2013

We're shocked, shocked... by Michele Shocked

Aaaaand the music industry now has its very own Victoria Jackson.

Earlier in her career, Michele Shocked toyed with her sexual image, saying she felt boxed in by listener expectations that she was either straight or gay; she said, "I would like a much broader definition for myself." She joked that the New Music Album of the Year award she won, beating out Tracy Chapman, Phranc, and the Indigo Girls, should have been called "Best Lesbian Vocalist". Maybe hinting at bisexuality was thought to be good for record sales.

But the former mormon, now born-again christian, has come out of the closet. Not as a lesbian or bisexual. As a bigot. Quotes include:

"You are looking at the world’s greatest homophobe. Ask God what He thinks." (6/11)

"When they stop Prop 8 and force priests at gunpoint to marry gays, it will be the downfall of civilization... You can go on Twitter and say, 'Michelle Shocked says God hates Fags.'" (3/17/13)

Numerous venues are now cancelling her engagements. I hope she's not still on the jukebox at the Cubby Hole.