SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A planned free concert during San Francisco Pride Week by singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked – who stunned a San Francisco nightclub audience with a homophobic rant in March – has been canceled.
The Bay Area Reporter newspaper reports San Francisco Examiner publisher Todd Vogt has cancelled the June 30th free concert by Shocked which was planned as a way to make amends to the LGBTQ community.
Vogt told KPIX 5 “While it had been intended as a good and healing thing, it has turned into something entirely different. Having Ms. Shocked stand up, apologize, and perform her music for free in front of a San Francisco audience was hoped to shine a light on hate and hold people accountable for their actions. Sadly, it’s just caused more grief.
“And for that, I am truly sorry …”
Critics blasted Vogt for having for inviting Shocked back to the city during the annual Pride Week.