Shania Twain Apologizes After Saying She Would Have Voted for Trump
That don't impress me much
Speaking with The Guardian in a profile posted today, Twain said she would have voted for Trump back in 2016 if she were American. She said, "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?"
That quote didn't impress her fans much, and the backlash began soon after, resulting in Twain posting a string of tweets in an attempt to clarify her views. She said that she doesn't endorse Trump and that she doesn't support discrimination of any kind.
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 (1/4)— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) April 22, 2018
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 (2/4)— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) April 22, 2018
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 (3/4)— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) April 22, 2018
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. (4/4)— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) April 22, 2018
All in all, it's not the best quagmire for Twain to wade into as she embarks upon a massive North American tour in the coming months. The outing includes lots of Canadian shows, stretching as far west as Vancouver and as far east as Quebec City. See the itinerary here.