The country star revealed that she would have supported Donald Trump and her fans were not at all happy! Canadian born Shania Twain admitted that she’d have voted for the current president despite the fact that he is ‘offensive!’
During a brand new interview, Twain stated that, while she did not vote, she believes Trump was indeed the lesser of two evils.
‘I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. Do you want straight or polite? Not that you should not be able to have both. If I were voting, I just do not want bullsh*t. I would’ve voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has the reputation of not being that, right?’
As you can imagine, this statement got a lot of her fans to turn on her.
Followers and other critics took to Twitter to share their reactions to her comment.
‘Ummm, sorry, but being an offensive loudmouth does not make you honest. It just makes you an a**hole,’ someone wrote.
‘I saw Shania Twain trending and thought she was dead. It turns out she supports Donald Trump. Ah, so it is her career that is dead,’ one user dissed the country star, while another also roasted her career in a more subtle way: ‘I am disappointed in Shania Twain’s feeling on Trump and when I get the time I’m going to go into my attic and look for one of her cassettes to throw out in protest.’
Later on, Shania released a statement in four parts on Twitter, backtracking her initial words.
‘I would like to apologize to anybody I’ve offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President. 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 is clear from the choices I’ve made, and the people I stand with, that I don’t hold any common moral beliefs with the current President.’
‘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 shouldn’t be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean that I endorse him. I make music to bring people together. My path will always be of inclusivity, as my history shows.’