Shania Twain says she would have voted for Donald Trump but angry fan reactions make her regret her words
Singer Shania Twain became a trending topic on Twitter worldwide after she put forward her thoughts on President Donald Trump in her latest interview. This came after Shania said that if she had been eligible to vote in 2016 elections, she would have opted to vote for Donald Trump. However, people were not happy with this. As a means to defend her actions, the singer took to Twitter on Monday (April 23) explaining what she really meant.
"I would like to apologize to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with The Guardian relating to the American President. The question caught me off guard," she said. "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."
"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."
Shania had to offer this explanation for saying she would have voted for Donald "even though he was offensive, he seemed honest." She added, "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 bullsh-t. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?"
As soon as the interview was aired, the hashtag #ShaniaTwainCancelled started spreading like wildfire and people went after the singer trolling her for her views on Donald Trump despite knowing the immigration rules and several others he had supported during his time in the presidency. "Shania Twain is a Trump supporter... I'm devastated. Right after her appearance on Drag Race too, now we know why she looked so disgusted all the time. Thought it was just her reserved personality," one tweet read.
"The #LGBTQ community in learning today that @ShaniaTwain used dog whistle language about 'honesty' to support a racist authoritarian who openly supported neo-Nazis & white supremacists," read another comment. Soon, people started expressing their disappointment with the singer as they started to delete her songs from their phones. Her recent apology might help save her career.