Sunday, April 22, 2018
– Shania Twain apologized via Twitter to for saying in an interview with The Guardian
that she would have voted for President Trump in last year's election.
Twain, who is Canadian, claimed she was surprised by the question and "awkwardly" responded. Her comments about the president came at the end of the story in the British newspaper.
Twain said in the story, "I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. 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 bullshit. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?"
The comments received much negativity in social media.
In Tweets on Sunday night, Twain wrote, "I would like to apologise to anybody I have 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'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."