Shania Twain Apologizes After Receiving Backlash For Saying She Would’ve Voted For Donald Trump
Canadian country singer Shania Twain angered fans after she revealed in an interview that she would’ve voted for Donald Trump if she could.
“I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” she told The Guardian.
“Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both. If I were voting, I just don’t want bulls–t. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”
Hours after the article was published, the “Up!” singer, who just appeared as a guest judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” apologized and attempted to walk back her comments.
“The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context. I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it’s clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President,” she tweeted.
“I was trying to explain, in response to a question about the election, that my limited understanding was that the President talked to a portion of America like an accessible person they could relate to, as he was NOT a politician. My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him. I make music to bring people together. My path will always be one of inclusivity, as my history shows.”
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— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) April 22, 2018