In the wake of her anti-gay marriage rant at a San Francisco show, nearly a dozen venues have canceled artist Michelle Shocked‘s scheduled performances. As a sign of protest, Shocked appeared at the Santa Cruz nightclub where she was supposed to perform — with tape across her mouth, according to the AP.
The tape read “Silenced By Fear” and Shocked refused to answer questions as she sat outside Moe’s Alley, strumming her guitar. She had with her a Sharpie marker and a sign that asked people to write on the white safety suit she was wearing.
Moe’s Alley owner Bill Welch tells the AP, “We will not be bashing Michelle Shocked. Rather we will celebrate music, diversity and send some healing Santa Cruz energy her way.”
Earlier int he day, Shocked tweeted about her plans to sit outside Moe’s, writing, “Its an art project ‘My Summer Vacation’ I want your autograph. Bring Sharpie. #truthvsreality #shortsharpshocked.”