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Michelle Shocked's Anti-Gay Tirade Fallout: Singer Responds on Twitter, More Concerts Canceled

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After Michelle Shocked, well, shocked many concertgoers with her anti-gay rant during a show in San Francisco on Sunday, the singer-songwriter is responding to the controversy.

"I'm abiding, letting everyone's true colors show before I undertake a personal response to each & every tweet," the 51-year-old musician tweeted with regard to the flood of posts placed on her Twitter account by outraged individuals.

She later replied to one of her fans, writing, "Am neither against a woman's right to choose nor gay marriage. Am a fundamentalist tho."

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That latest tweet contrasts with a quote attributed to the singer in 2011 by Religion Dispatches magazine, in which she calls herself "the world's greatest homophobe."

In the wake of the tirade, Shocked's touring schedule has been greatly reduced, with one site reporting that all of the singer's engagements through June are no longer scheduled. A concert venue in Evanston, Ill posted its response to the outburst and why the show there would not go on.

"Many of you have reached out already following an ugly rant given by Michelle Shocked at her show in San Francisco last night. After speaking with the promoter of that show about the nature of the remarks, it's clear that this no longer a show we're willing to put our name on," read a statement posted on the Facebook page of venue Evanston SPACE. "The May 5th performance at SPACE has been cancelled and refunds will be issued at point of purchase."

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